Poetry – For Those Who Seek To Rule

Ruling is not easy. It asks too much,
too often, from us humans full of flaws.
So I offer some tips, not strict as such,
but more a guide, a simple set of laws.
Let’s begin with the most important thing -
know you are the servant not the master.
Rulers who serve themselves alone bring
selfish paranoia followed by disaster.
Guard your integrity.  Do not sell
your soul even if for the greater good.
With humility and grace listen well
to wise counsel as all smart leaders should.
Let your strength be kindness and compassion,
for you will be judged not by words but action.

Anna Larner – Author of Highland FlingHooper StreetLove’s Portrait and Highland Whirl.

Finalist in the 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of The Year, 2019 Rainbow Awards and 2018 Golden Crown Literary Society Awards.

Featured in women.com, DIVA magazine, Gscene magazine, and Publishers Weekly.


Copyright © 2016 – 2022 Anna Larner.

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