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The Silver Cloud : A Poem for the Election Heat

Updated on May 13, 2012
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With the onset of elections, the hopes of millions around the globe have once again been stirred. Will it be this man/woman who turns out to be the solution to their problems; a person who'd think of the land more than its riches? A question that we all ask ourselves everytime, to be disappointed in turn of course. What constitutes a true leader? What sets him/her apart from the rest and elevates the revered position of power because of his/her merit alone?

Drops of tears, sweat and spit

Swirl in a broken bowl so deep,

Harrowing heat embraces the pit,

The sweltering unified struggle to leap.

All drops in groups then arise,

The cloud they form remains afloat,

Their limbs and hopes become his dais,

Fame, money and power he would court.

O’er their anguish he thunders,

Forgotten limbs lay bleeding below

Unseeing, on new horizon slumbers

His closed eyes’ command never mellow

With time he grows darker still,

Their clear hopes dashed all in black,

He chuckles in joy of fortune tilled

Dreaming of never showering back.

A silver cloud they hope to see

On heaps of grief, hunger and pain

One blessed enough to be the key

To success, joy and riches again.

Though seasons change without a sign,

They lay in wait of the pewter pal

All so patient, about the bowl align

At the sign of every groomed cad.


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    • cleaner3 profile image

      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      you have great talent for writing poetry with words of intelligence. you just don't see that too often . i admire that being that i write love poetry i don't see that too often. good work.

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      silverstararrow 5 years ago from India

      Thank you for reading and commenting. I'm highly flattered that you approve of my take on this global issue. :)

    • cleaner3 profile image

      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      nice poem your truthful words are hot and deadly with fire.