Below stately columns tall
and lofty words
men rise and fall
many have gone before us
some to revere
others under breath
here lies the mystery
if you led with honor
you revered through history
were you the fool
they will malign you
curse your rule
lead for the lives of the least
understand their pain
and eyes will tear
when they consider your reign
A leader may be one who leads a few or the masses but a good leader is neither arrogant nor small in the way he looks upon others. He is the one little children want to emulate when they are grown.
Our prompt at Poet’s United – Leader.
7 thoughts on “Look Up or Look down #poetry #photography”
True, a leader is one we all are proud of ,he is neither arrogant nor selfish,is one children will emulate.Thanks for this wonderful poem Leslie.
Leadership is a rare commodity these days.
Majestic photo along with thought provoking poetry ~ Happy Weekend ~ Have fun on the moon ^_^
“Lead for the lives of the least, understand their pain”…that is the secret of the leaders we most revere. Great response to the prompt, Leslie!
Ingenious to use the column and the motion of looking up and down to deepen this theme. It is not the size of the monument that matters but actions behind the rhetoric, behind the silence. And whatever is said in people’s throats, God knows … Beautiful poem.
Yes..the premise of looking up or down is a really powerful way to approach this subject..that little girls face seems to be the voice that carries through the words..
the visuals can say more than any word. Thanks