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  Global Inc
by Paul Williams
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A re-post of an oldie that is still as significant, if not more so, than when it was first concieved seven years ago. There is new stuff on the way soon folks. Creative blessings to you all.

Global Inc.

‘Good evening Madam, Sir…and welcome to Global Inc.
Let me take your things, your hats and coats
fig-leaf designer rings.
Now if you’d like to follow me,
I’ll show you around these pleasant surroundings
the roots of our grounding. 

Here we have the ‘Tree of Life,’
economically designed – to end all strife.

See its trunk! It shimmers with gold
representing everything that has ever been sold.
If you’d like to name your brand
I’ll show you what we have on offer in the land…


 See before you our domain…

The World!

(Computer generated of course)

A wonderful place to reign.

In the East, the Tiger with the Dragons eyes

 in the West, the rich, the poor,

the perpetrators of lies.


Look at the Tiger, how his smile has grown
the seed is sown, our grip is total…


We cater for all your needs here at Global Inc.

All the rules, the schools, political fools,

left, right, liberal and lazzaie-faire.

Its under control

it’s all done with precision and care.

If it’s iconoclastic,

laden with make-up, covered in plastic

cheap, nasty, and drastic.

All your fights, wars, and quarrels,

ethics, values, and morals.

The past, present and future,

ideological humour

Cancer and the tumour…

It’s all supplied by Global Inc.


Our weapon is unlimited choice,

Delivered to you, via a Tele-visual voice.

We consider ourselves, economic and cultural guardians,

not rulers.

Consumption is the key with the clueless.

Its inertia makes us more...God like...or

so we like to think,

here at Global Inc…


… We corrupt reality

Make people believe their own morality,

So they succumb to the new religion


It’s our raison-d’état, simple as that!

We fill the world with confusion,

enhance the global illusion so that everybody’s in collusion.

Liberty and freedom is our most popular myth,

people buy that one at a cost 

most of them are lost

slaves to their baser desires,

it’s easy for them to cross their wires.

Talking of which – this ones a real bitch.

All communication is processed through the ‘Echelon Zone’

our satellite network, keeping tabs

on the computer and the mobile phone…

Some of our more impersonal products

I’ll think you’ll agree...
but people still love them you see.


Ah! – Here we have this week’s special offer

the melting pot of our coffer, an ethical economy

based on the notion of  Third World sodomy.

Filled with economic processing zones,

Shantytowns inhabited by drones.

A lot of fear, pain, anguish, and loathing

has gone into all that brand name clothing…


Talking of which – I must shed this skin.

Something in grey I think?


Well I hope you like what you’ve Sssseeen

I know you’d like to buy – I can Ssssee your keen –

But take your time – have a think.

Would ‘Sssir’ like a drink?


Oh! How rude of me,
could I tempt Madam with an apple?
or would that be too much of a ‘Ssssin?’
Pleassse – take one – Courtesssy of Global Inc.’


 ©P Williams 2000



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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/12/2010
They're going DOWN Paul..down I say..down with those that are 'illumined!!!!'
The time is!

Vesna :)
Reviewed by Tony Jenkins 9/29/2008
Tongue in cheek, reality


Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/19/2007
Wonderful just wonderful...stay safe and well OK...Hugsssssss
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 10/17/2007
Sounds just like Dubaii Central to me.
Great wisdom worth several reads.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/17/2007
I hope this won the award it deserves, Paul! Best poem I've read on this topic! Great finish with the Ssss-;-) Every line superb and I especially liked:

"It’s our raison-d’état, simple as that!
We fill the world with confusion,
enhance the global illusion so that
everybody’s in collusion."

Exactly where humanity is at today! Thanks for sharing!


Reviewed by Henry Stevens 10/17/2007
Yes, like it. s/henry

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