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Rated: E · Poetry · Writing · #2094313
Thoughts on Greed and Power
Paper Slaves

The basics of our existence
Are threatened and forgotten
We move forwards in time
But backwards in evolution

More reliant now
On technology and power
We are leaving behind
What makes us unique

Trading your soul
For a piece of a pie
That's split into a million
It's easier to follow

One in a herd
Led by a corporate shepherd
Who's values are corrupt
Holding blood stained bank notes

Fat wallets bulge
And empty mouths beg
Where is the freedom fighter
To sort out this mess

Scandal inspired votes
Gaining more power
Manipulating your own
Embarrassing behaviour

Sausage fingered hands
Take more in one sitting
Too much to hold
Offshore bank accounts over spilling

What will you gain
Time isn't on your side
Desperate for more paper
Morals pushed to one side

Can we get back to Loving
Treating one another right
Or am I in denial
Battling a losing fight



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