today for you almost free…

these trinkets
offered
along the street of life
by politicians
are yours
for
the exceptionally
low price
of
your soul
just
give up your
concern for others
and
have a new highway
or
even better yet
more overpaid
government jobs
for
friends
and
for
yourself
just
trade-in
that old belief
in humanitarianism
and get
a new
and improved
egocentric life
to hell
with healthcare
for the poor
when greed is standing
at your door
as well
as voters’
votes
let’s cut your taxes
and weave
an outdoor mud room rug
from the souls crushed
by your selfishness
and
today
it’s
almost
free

 

19 thoughts on “today for you almost free…

  1. eloquesntly put, Charles!
    but I will admit, that I was moved and distracted from reading past those sparkley chimes … you could have sold me my own socks, while on my feet!
    do you think blonde becomes me? (as said from an american/italian/greek with very dark hair… no blonde roots here!)

  2. …exceptionally
    low price
    of
    your soul

    Ouch! and then you really lay it on the line with examples of ways we are tempted to sell our souls. A biting comment on a world obsessed with having/possessing and/or having things our way, to the exclusion of all else. Yes, politicians are corrupt, but are we any less so when we play into their hands, even if everyone else is doing it?

  3. That is socking it to “them”. Wonder if any of “them” look at their souls? Once they are positioned, thanks to votes, fumbling for the ball, watching for the spotlight, do they ever really see even an inkling of what you aptly portray?

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