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Monday, February 1

Dictatorship

To instill tyrannical rule,
it’s done without being cruel.
First you start to repress free speech
teaching others what they should preach.

Secondly, the newspapers cease
until they print the golden piece
praising the party and their king,
manipulating all to sing.

Thirdly, the radio must die
unless it spreads the regimes lie:
the party brings positive change
by implementing an exchange.

Fourth but not least you lose your keep,
stripped away like shearing a sheep;
everything gained, everything earned
… given away to the unlearned.

Finally, at the turn of dawn
a new constitution was drawn;
a new age will begin this day;
freedom has just dwindled away.

Dictatorship by K. Saitta © 2016, A Walk In Verse