Burden of Power
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In this age of chaos, troubled tunes do chime;
seems elites can't control all the power.
Brawn does drag down ruler's clout over time,
only ones of merit can clutch the hour.
Military might has crushed many a soul
no one escapes, though millions are in play.
Through turbulent times it's taken its toll;
everything said, one must watch what they say.
One slip and an entire empire may fall,
fear Black Angel rumblings that lead to war.
Flicking a sole switch could end it all
in fiery overtures which singe the score.
Burden often flows from buried regrets
battles long fought that memory forgets.
Sonnet 14 lines 105 words 1/7/23
Illustration colored pencil by G. Gaul
Copyright © Greg Gaul | Year Posted 2023
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