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Villanelle Nr.21 — Advice to a Budding Tyrant

 
In order to control the masses tight
invent a myth they’re crap, and born in sin  
add violence to the mix, for might is right  
 
And that’s the constant fundamental fight  
to make your story stick above the din …  
it orders the control of people tight  
 
And once the story settles, feeling ‘right’  
you shape its course to show you always win  
the reset flows from there for might is right  
 
It’s good to hide the lies right out of sight,  
use psycho-moves to hype the max and min  
exacting strict control of people tight  
 
A healthy dose of fear and guilt and fright  
will keep them working hard to save their skin —  
the rest will flow from there, for might is right  
 
So fix the narrative as “endless plight”  
it trains their minds to take it on the chin;  
in order to control the masses tight  
top up with ruthlessness, for might is right.
Josh
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
Published | Edited 15th May 2022
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