Stranger than fiction


There once was a man
Filled with hate
He espoused bigotry
And misogynistic traits

He spread mass fear
Of the unknown
With unsubstantiated claims
Voiced in a boisterous tone

He bullied his way
Right to the top
Stomping on minions
Whilst brainwashing his crop

Some followed blindly
Without protest
They thought to rule the country
He’d be the very best

He promised a wall
Along the edge
To keep immigrants out
He made a solemn pledge

There’d be less crime
But more guns
The greatest country he vowed
For future daughters and sons

No more Muslims
Or ethnics or Jews
We don’t need these people
Only rich white men’s views

They cheered him on
Voting him in
He’d rule the developed world
With his presidential win

You might laugh at this
And think it’s fiction
But this man is scarily real
To the world, an affliction

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (1 August 2016)

This has been written for Day 1 of the BarAThon Challenge at Blog-a-Rhythm 


  1. Sunila Vig

    August 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Well written Sanch and scarily real indeed, this man you speak of. Truth actually is far more strange than fiction ever can be.

    1. Sanch, the writer

      August 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Sunila…it scares me no end!

  2. Suchitra

    August 1, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    What a clever way to integrate the prompt! Well done.

  3. Mayuri

    August 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Oooohhhh, this is so smart and well written! Super take on the prompt!

  4. Lata Sunil

    August 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    It is a scary thought indeed. What if it really happens!!

  5. Rachna

    August 1, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    So well written, Sanch. This is exactly how I feel. Now keeping my fingers crossed that he is not chosen in November.

  6. rajlakshmi

    August 1, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    It’s scary to even imagine how stupid one has to be to vote for such man. How screwed must be their ideas that they see this man as a saviour! You expressed what we all have been thinking all this while.
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  7. Nibha

    August 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Woah! Loved the way you incorporated reality with fiction!
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  8. Anshul Taran

    August 1, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Oh waoo.. awesome lines… right to the point.. truly awesome skills..

  9. Beat About the Book

    August 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    That’s an amazing idea for the prompt. It is strange how even now we keep voting for such people and refuse to take any lessons from history.
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  10. Geets

    August 1, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Such a powerful creation but perfect usage of words! Absolutely loved it Sanch! Interesting take!

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  11. Shilpa Gupte

    August 1, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Hey, that was a cool ditty, Sanch!

  12. Suzy

    August 1, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Enjoyed this one. Quite scary if he actually does win. Or perhaps it will be even more stranger than fiction if he actually turns out to do some good.
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  13. Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan

    August 1, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    He’s also a little too close to attaining the coveted title. From one in a million odds last year, it’s down to 50%.

  14. Dan Antion

    August 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    You can’t make some stuff ip.
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  15. Sid

    August 1, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Smart …wait, Absolute masterpiece of a take on the prompt. Loved it!
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  16. masoom

    August 1, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Nice poem ! Beautifully written !

  17. Madhavi

    August 2, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Intelligent you I say!!!!

  18. Mithila Menezes @fabulus1710

    August 2, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Politics can sometimes be stranger than fiction. Or should we make that ‘all the time’?
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  19. Vinay Leo R.

    August 2, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Fabulous rhythm and rhyme, but I agree with your ending. It might seem fictional, but such “leaders” do exist in reality, and that is stranger than fiction.
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  20. Sunaina Bhatia

    August 2, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I wonder at this absurdity too….Well-chosen topic for the prompt….what could be more stranger than this in these days….!
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  21. Shantala

    August 3, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    LOVE your take. I am dreading this election and the result. Fingers crossed. And toes too. :/
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