Poems on avarice, gluttony, covetousness and the insatiable desire for wealth and power. Rhymes about money worship, status striving, materialistic excess and unrestrained capitalist consumerism.
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‘We'd like to thank you, one and all,
For financing this trip.
But, sadly, owing to this squall,
Your crew’s abandoned ship ...
Door for the rich bloke –
Grand, at the front;
Door down a side lane
For the poor c**t ...
A tyrant Saudi king dies
And we fly the flags half-mast,
Despite their human rights abuses,
Now and recent past ...
Just one percent of people
Own half of global wealth.
They keep their fortunes tucked away
With tax-evading stealth ...
They say ‘hydraulic fracturing’
Is what this country needs,
So, against expert opinion,
Our Prime Minister proceeds ...
You want that brand new gadget
And you crave the latest gear,
Despite the fact it’s over-priced
And ‘out’ within a year ...