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A True Ruler

Who is a ruler – a real, true ruler?

Someone who does not lie and cheat

Someone who tells the truth and actually cares,

A person who does not practice deceit


Why do we have rulers that do not believe,

That goodness and humbleness are valued and true


Why do we have rulers that try to reach the sun?

True leaders are but a chosen few


Who among you today deserve a place on the throne,

Who among you really gives and shares speedily

Maybe those who deserve the glory and riches,

Are the ones who do not seek it so greedily…

A True Ruler - Sri Lanka Poems

-Zumrina Zabith