A Heart That Rules

A Heart That Rules
A Heart That Rules

He sits upon his throne,
his square jaw defiant and protruding,
and from all he has sewn,
must accept the template of his making,
regret holds his attention to some degree,
for actions that were the sum of need,
the weight of exacting harm and burdens of his office,
scenarios unsought but demanded from he,
as he now sits in his own judgement.

Majestic perhaps, but a heart in quandry,
for what must be done
if often further that a man should go,
culling good to render a greater good,
and he quietly questions choice,
seeking a softer voice to remedy his woes,
and the pain caused to settle the imbalances of his lands,
in strength but as justice demands,
to administer faith in future’s eyes.

As each quarrel and plight
is brought to attention, he remains steady,
a stern countenance of utter control,
and with each judgement,
those souls bow in repect as they leave,
accepting divine wisdom, regardless,
for he is King,
the hand of God in righteous equity,
serving his lands with a passionate verve.

In the quietness of his bed chamber,
within the serenity of nights embrace,
he questions himself still,
imploring the divine to heal his woulds,
the decisions that he must, for his subjects,
as guilt sits upon a broad shoulder,
and makes this soul a good King,
worthy of a heart that rules,
for his people.
Tony DeLorger © 2017

Tony DeLorger
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “A Heart That Rules

  • February 23, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    Very interesting, enjoyable read, Tony. A king, or any leader, who does what must be done to make life better for his country and people will have judgments thrown against him from those who followed a past leader. When the leader remains strong and determined he will question himself, yet continues on his path. remaining in control. I especially like your last stanza, he calls upon the divine to heal his wounds. This verse makes me think of President Trump and how he remains true to his promises to his people, even in the face of harsh criticism. He has excellent support from the First Lady and his daughter, (“a softer voice to remedy is woes and pain”). I love it when you spark my brain and make me think. Well done, Tony. Great work, dear poet

  • February 23, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, glad it makes you think, as leadership is never straight forward, and people are always too quick to judge, never seeing the whole picture. Take care my friend.


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