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The Last Hegemon

 
(For Asha & Michael)

 
We have to rule
the world
the Last Hegemon
said

power is all too
heady
and its gone to
my head

but that
leads to war
the Little
People said

and before you
know it
why millions
will be dead

better dead
than red
the Last Hegemon
said

so you see
Little People
why we must
ever be ahead

but oh that is
so wicked
the Little People
said

to threaten
all of human life
plim with
shock and dread
 
*
 
we will bomb
from shore to shore
drive them to
the sea

we will show them
blood and gore
en route to
victory

 
*
 
The Little People
went to bed
all shaken to
the core

as sonic booms
and drone attacks
above did rock
and roar

when it was done
none was left
all were stricken
low

one Little Person
fallen said
see we told you
so
 

The Last Hegemon
sang this song
even as he
fell

we will ever march
to war
unto the gates
of hell


if we can’t be
Number One
this be the second
best

we do what
we must do
if you put us
to the test

it is writ in our
genes you know
whence it must
be so

war is in our
blood you see
surely y’all
must know

 
*
 
Evolution took
a longish pause
in horror
at the fray

Survival of the
Fittest?
was Not The
Proper Way

a new species
did she endow
lived but
free on air

Gender free
homogeneous
and it did flourish
everywhere!

 
[© R.Kanth 2022]

 

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (Novel) , A Day in the Life (Novel), and Expiations (Verse)

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