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See the little people squirm
watch them wiggle, toss and turn,
before the mighty powers that be
that keep a watch 'oer thee.

Watch the little people sweat;
see them cry and watch them fret,
isn't it a show of shows?
The funniest that Big Brother knows.

Oh look, the little folks die-
oh goody, my, oh my,
now to pick their tiny bones;
the tastiest treat ever known.

Toss their dead bones in a hole
cover them with dirt, like so-
now, on with the big men's plans
Big Kings of the land.

I read your poems
rich and sweet
then lay roses at
your feet.


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The following comments are for "Big Kings"
by Char

Big Kings

This is really good, not many things make me angry, this does.

Abuse of power, abuse of intelegence, abuse of position to put people down or use them as items for personal gain makes me furious.

The poem is so powerful and I've read it so many times......

I do not like the reference to 'Big Brother'(does this mean the TV show?) and would have liked to see a more general reference to some other depravirty of man for fun.

This does not ruin the work for me though, I am still flaming, it brings back all the horrors of the world, genecide, represion, but mostly just clever peole taking advantage...they disgust me!

Such a small poem with such a big meaning, if poetry is truley 'saying a lot with a little' then you have just perected this artform,


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: June 21, 2004 )

Big King's
This is very well written. You didn't miss a beat!!!


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: June 21, 2004 )

That was written very well, really grasped my attention and it is so very true and has powerful meaning when you think of the powerful and the powerless of mankind and well the world in general.
Keep up the great work Char

( Posted by: FireSerpent [Member] On: June 21, 2004 )

Re: Big Brother
Thank you everyone for the compliments. I am glad you like this poem. Ivor, figuratively speaking, I was refering to "Big Brother" in the novel "1984" by George Orwell. I am not familiar with a TV program by that name but then I don't watch much TV, but I DO keep an eye on our government and its power abusers. I too get furious over man's inhumanity to man; the strong and mighty over the weak.

P.S. My husband, Charmr, wrote a poem along these same lines called: The Platform.

( Posted by: Char [Member] On: June 21, 2004 )

Big Kings
Of all the poems of yours I have read and liked, this is right up with the best. Go Big Kings!!

( Posted by: Charmr [Member] On: June 22, 2004 )

Big Brother

Sorry, Char, of course you was. Your poetry had certainly stirred emmotions and there is a stupid TV show going on at the moment, that belittles people and brings the worse out of them and I hate it.

It also, exploits people for money and as such its reference would actually have been highly appropriate, but I wouldn't give it the ink from my pen.

Best you've done in my view



( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: June 22, 2004 )

So True!!
I have loved this one from the first time I read it. It is so well written. You certainly have mastered the artform of saying lots with few words. All in all this one was great in form, and in subject matter. A great show of one of your many artistic strengths Char.

( Posted by: Dareva [Member] On: June 22, 2004 )

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. It's nice to be on this site with everyone for the chance to be read and to read my piers work. Keep writing everyone. Together we make a difference.

( Posted by: Char [Member] On: June 22, 2004 )

Nothing's Changed
10 years on and nothing has changed....even Big Brother still survives! Any old poets (or new) can find me on Facebook - poets where are we now group.

Still a very pertinent poem Char


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: January 7, 2015 )

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