Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

The World Leaders (Allegedly)


Just because
they don't shoot you in the Head
It doesn't mean to say
that they don't kill you

They spin you
into a world of nothingness
In the race to power and greed

Submitted: Monday, June 24, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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  • Patricia Grantham (7/22/2013 7:06:00 PM)

    Lusting after power and greed are usually very short lived. Either you've lost
    your integrity or you will be in constant fear of losing it. A sad state to be in.
    Truly a good write Dave. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/29/2013 5:31:00 AM)

    We all suffer by the hands of stupid politicians and when they get old and stupid the are made Lords. (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (6/25/2013 11:39:00 AM)

    Words of wisdom. There's a lot that could be added to this, but it's too depressing.The greedy need power to keep satisfying their voracious, insatiable appetites. And all we can do is write poems about it. How unfair! (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (6/25/2013 2:34:00 AM)

    They spin you
    into a world of nothingness
    In the race to power and greed////
    'tis very true.....excellent meaning.... (Report) Reply

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