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Pecking Order: A poem about power and authority, from the top to the bottom
Posted by Douglas, Jun 13, 2010. 1702 views. ID = 3627

Pecking Order

Posted by Douglas, Jun 13, 2010. 1702 views. ID = 3627
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This post has been awarded 28 stars by 6 readers.

There are kings, and their queens who rule over the land,
With authority, pride, and a firm, iron hand;
There are dukes, lords and earls with authority too,
And the peasants all bow when they come into view;
All the soldiers and officers strike fear at heart
With their guns and their bombs that could tear you apart;
The police, with their sirens, and badges that shine,
And their cuffs and their billy clubs, keep us in line;
Though the businessmen have neither guns, knives or swords,
Still they carry great might that their money affords;
But the lowest of all of contemptible creatures
Are abused and discredited substitute teachers.

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