What Said The Arrogant Ruler

By Baba G. Jallow


I’m very lucky

Said the arrogant ruler

And ground his teeth

You are very lucky

Said the sycophants

And they all went on to fantasize

Just lucky he was

The arrogant ruler


We ask for it

We get it

We waste it

Said the arrogant ruler

No more driving through palaces

Is what happens

When it is all wasted

The power


I want that mountain moved

And I want it now

Said the arrogant ruler

And showed his back

They saw he was not serious

And continued dancing



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