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Of Those You Can Trust

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Well there is this book suggested by a friend of mine. It details out the laws to power. Though it takes after the thoughts of Machiavelli,  Chanakya seems to be much better, more thorough and more brutal (His name Kautilya became a synonym for the trickster in later times).  Honestly I like such guys. Does Nietzsche’s ‘superman’ come to mind?


When we feel threatened by power we run and hide behind something (call it God, principle or anything) and even behind emotions, these are all myths by which we console ourselves. They don’t mean anything other than we are using the same trickery to salvage ourselves from  imaginary situations. They are a sort of power too, but who realizes that.


Don’t look at me crossly, I am not claiming that I do (Oh the hilarity of it all!).


Any way Power is never funny, it’s dangerous. Most of us do not know that we have it. I personally like those who work hard to get it, and boast about it.


The lines that follow are just an attempt to look at it from a crooked angle.


Of Those You Can Trust


We are often surprised

The way we make enemies

Just out of the thin air

So to speak


Yet there is a case for making them

(Or so says a book)


Well I agree with the point it makes-

“None remembers the ‘sweet’ ones

Yet all remember the “wicked’ ones”

The trick is to appear wicked while we are actually not


Or is it the other way round?

To look sweet

While wicked we are?

(Oh how I like all these)


The few moments we have in this world

Have to be made interesting

And there isn’t a better way for it

Than having a few enemies you can really trust

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  1. loved this new taste of poem. 🙂

    trisha

    November 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm

  2. Thank you dearest Trisha 🙂

    Sam

    November 17, 2009 at 6:32 pm


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