The Desire to Rule

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

We strive to take control
Some wishing to be elite
Standing above the rabble
Kings and Queens
That may even wear a crown

Yet others are not as lofty
They wish to rule themselves
Take control of life
Just a tiny grip
Upon the world they build

So many things
Can jostle and batter us
Leaving many feeling hurt
Discarded pawns
While the bigger pieces thrive

To rule others is ambition
That society prides and thanks
To rule one’s self
Is a deeper challenge
That many take for granted

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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12 Responses to The Desire to Rule

  1. That’s quite good, but I lost it when I saw Mel Brooks. All I can think of now is, “Oh piss boy!”


  2. Nicely done Charles, But I couldn’t get past the Mel Brooks Meme. It is good to be the king.


  3. Good one. It struck me that ruling oneself is the hardest challenge and one a lot of us don’t do too well.


  4. Bookwraiths says:

    Like the song says “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, brother.


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