Posts Tagged ‘tyrants’

Hadley McNutter

August 12, 2014

When Hadley McNutter
Mumbles and Mutters
He makes the ground tremble
And gives me the shudders

This ogre from hell
Ain’t your typical tyrant
When Hadley explodes
He erupts like a hydrant

He tramples and tromps
Like a like a lumbering giant
He rumbles and romps
Like monster defiant

When Hadley is hungry
We both rush to feed him
Such a wonderful burden—
How much we need him

He gets what he wants
And I don’t mean maybe
It’s hard to believe
That he’s merely a baby

by Richard W. Bray

Tyrant

September 1, 2011

Tyrant

I’m the boss, so listen you
Cuz I’m the one on top
If the sunshine makes me blue
Then you must make it stop

Get up, sit down
Do everything I say
Come here, go there
Now please just go away

Guys like you need guys like me
To keep y’all on track
You’re competent and diligent
It’s leadership you lack

Get up, sit down
Do everything I say
Come here, go there
Now please just go away

I am here to govern you
That’s how life turned out
You must cry when I am blue
And listen when I shout

Get up, sit down
Do everything I say
Come here, go there
Now please just go away

You don’t need to thank me
For long hours and paltry pay
Adversity builds character
You’ll understand some day

Get up, sit down
Do everything I say
Come here, go there
Now please just go away

by Richard W. Bray