Cynth'ya Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org, click here
to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.
Money - love = financial cannibalism
the rich bold and beautiful all boast
blood baubles from Antwerp,
safaris in the Serengeti
fast and furious Grand Prixs
while the poor, the old and the dutiful
with gawping gaze anesthetize their own reality
with need-2-know exploits
of the Holy Star,
the Glory-bound Globe,
the Eternal Enquirer
or other such rag-mag daily planet regalia
as pitiful pulsebeats of disengaged hopes--
world society will
soon be a ghost come back to life. . .
the entrails of debt mark the boundary
between eerie tales of two nations
sharing the same burial grounds,
one rich and famous,
the other a financial minefield
while the middle class is a myth in America,
this Halliburton dream comes true
as investors cleanse their conscience filthy
in pools of camel spittle
while squeezing essential oil of sand fly
used to scent bones, empty of marrow,
facsimiles of flesheaters' human remains,
so come one, come all, those who were party
to the layoff for the sake of corporate ravens who
tenderize our souls with the lie of the week
"Extra-Extra!!!" read all about it if you believe in
no child left behind. . . soon to be spin-doctored
at a redlined newstand near you.
© 2004 by cynth’ya lewis reed
All rights reserved.
Cynth'ya Lewis Reed at the Authors Den
Want to review or comment on this
Click here to login!
Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!
|Reviewed by Nordette Adams
|Hey, Cyn, you always stick to the tough stuff. Keep it up. :-)|
|Reviewed by Nigel Mugamu (Reader)
|Such wisdom should be printed and distributed...
|Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
|Absolutely stunning write, Poet! Wonder if this brilliant piece would ever make the front page? I’ll answer that for you my friend, “I doubt it!” They don’t want the truth, because it won’t sell enough of their fabricated B.S.; that they try and cram down our throats on a daily basis! Powerful stuff Cynth’ya! Bravo!|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|unfortunately, greed always makes great headlines ...
i like the style & flow in this one ...
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
|Cynt'hia you are a voice and angel for the oppressed .
God Bless you
|Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
|An eloquent voice! Thanks.|
|Reviewed by Larry Rochelle
|Always nice how educational programs are under-funded and over-hyped, isn't it?|