suckling at tumescent teats
of campaign contributors
government bails out failed
business a politics lewd with
self-serving expedience rising
to flood-level wholesale
corruption anathema to
institutional clockworks of
capitalist economics by
risk from those private silk
pockets who willingly play
in the commerce of chance
to beleaguered hunched
shoulders of unwary citizens
taxpayers living their careful
drawn lives by the numbers
the putative leaders who
practice such brazen chicanery
undermine risk-reward ratios
demean the importance of
prudence and license the
profligate ill-made transactions
that steepen the crashing
decline of great nations
Straight to the point. Spot on. And brave. Once again, your work impresses me, Paul!
as they say on this side of the pond – I calls em like I sees em
Almost enough to make one consider socialism when bankers & politicians conspire to loot the coffers of the citizens . . .
nothing could ever make me consider socialism
What grabbed me was, “demean the importance of prudence”. I guess I would always be too cautious to have a place in the books as a “woman of vision”.
prudence makes for a perfectly fine vision
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thank you for sharing my poem with your readers
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Thank you for stopping by at my blog and for liking one of my posts. God’s blessings o you and yours.
it was my pleasure – and thank you for your kind words
A smack in the teeth to an old socialist – but an enjoyable smack such is the quality of your written word!
if truth be told, we both live within mongrel economies these days, with either of our purebreds considered too extreme
That is a very good point you know! There was a time – not that long ago – when the dividing line was clear. Where even the right-wingers I afford a degree of respect because they made their case and stuck to it with a bit of fervour and passion. Now there is no dividing line to speak of, now people don’t even bother to vote because they are aware nothing changes for the better!
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Are those you words or Adam Smith 🙂
I may have to thumb back through Wealth of Nations to be sure
Hey! Paulo,,,good stuff. Who loves yo babY. Bellisome. good luck boss (no pun intended). G
you gave me a good laugh this morning