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Dictator's Blues (a villanelle)

Itís ever so hard to be a dictator
stressfully vigilant, watching your back
constantly having to prove youíre the greater

sifting through masses of personal data,
listening to peasants whinge on about lack -
itís ever so hard to be a dictator

throwing opponents to bored alligators
firing bad staff who have given you flack
constantly having to prove youíre the greater.

I am the nationís supreme educator
ensuring this countryís ahead of the pack -
itís ever so hard to be a dictator

paying for fuel to run excavators
to bury the traitors living in shacks
constantly having to prove Iím the greater.

And what do I get? Called Terminator
after all Iíve done for you - cut me some slack!
Itís ever so hard to be a dictator
constantly having to prove Iím the greater.
Josh
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2nd Comp entry for "Show me the Government", hosted by Babydoll.
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