The Dictator

I watch the news and shed many tears

As I see the little children’s fears

A tyrant chooses an army and genocide

Saying it’s only to kill intruders from the outside


But every day the people die

Just staying alive is all they try

They hide from bombs and an army gun

And the babies cry and the children run


Atrocities like this should never be

These people’s choice is just to flee

They do not deserve such pain and grief

They stand alone for justice and their belief


The people only want peace and a chance to live

But democracy is not what he chooses to give

They’ve lost their homes, their loved ones and their life

And there is nowhere to hide from all this strife


The pain and misery this oppressor does serve

Shows he is just a dictator with ferocious nerve

He thinks his power will win this despicable show

But independence fights and freedom does grow


One day his fierce path of murder will finally cease

When freedom comes and brings sweet release

And the world will demand his violent life to forfeit  

For he chose terror over the lives of the innocent

© Jane December 3, 2012