Colin F. Jones

NATIONAL LEADER

Look how your arrogance fails to earn respect,
That oft behind ill fear doth hide its face,
Where local folk whose opinions you reject
Rise up in shame to confirm thy states disgrace.
Protect thee then from all except yourselves,
As great nations by such error tend to do
By foul deceit and arrogance to implode,
To be the end of power and end of you.
For when great leaders do become so great,
‘Tis oft their warriors vanish from their eyes,
That lost respect determines their ill fate,
That all their dreams of greatness with it dies.
For the great are only great who truthful be,
To those whose thoughts choose to disagree.