Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Dead Statesman - Rudyard Kipling

A Dead Statesman


I could not dig; I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?

 - Rudyard Kipling






3 comments:

Libertarian Book Club said...

They look like they should be wearing handcuffs.

CenTexTim said...

Well done!

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Saw the poem on Samizdata, and thought it needed some links.