Greed

Poetry by Ross Adamson

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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Ezadeen

Ezadeen

‘We'd like to thank you, one and all, For financing this trip. But, sadly, owing to this squall, Your crew’s abandoned ship ...

Poor Door

Poor Door

Door for the rich bloke – Grand, at the front; Door down a side lane For the poor c**t ...

Tribute to Tyranny

Tribute to Tyranny

A tyrant Saudi king dies And we fly the flags half-mast, Despite their human rights abuses, Now and recent past ...

The One Percent

The One Percent

Just one percent of people Own half of global wealth. They keep their fortunes tucked away With tax-evading stealth ...

Fracking Idiots

Fracking Idiots

They say ‘hydraulic fracturing’ Is what this country needs, So, against expert opinion,
 Our Prime Minister proceeds ...

Cupidity

Cupidity

You want that brand new gadget And you crave the latest gear, Despite the fact it’s over-priced And ‘out’ within a year ...