Affluence and poverty

affluence and poverty
the story of our society
humility and arrogance
the tragic circumstance
of life in this part of the world
the leaders line their pockets
forget about their people

humbly you came to us
seeking to be a leader
overwhelmingly we chose you
off you went...forgot about us
busy fighting your own wars
living large...amassing wealth
your people struggle to stay alive

you used to be so friendly to us
but since you tasted power
you surround yourself with bodyguards
your goons manhandle the harmless people
coming to you in search of
much needed assistance

only concerned with looking after your own
your own friends...your own ego...your own interests
looking for ways of enlarging your powerbase
reluctant to speak out against social injustice
unwilling to empower your people and steer them
towards prosperity and it a surpirse
that affluence and poverty is the sad story of our society?

Poetry by Mike
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Written on 2006-09-30 at 16:25

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Phyllis J. Rhodes
You have clearly, precicely, related your feelings in an understandable way so that the reader can think on them and challenge themselves. This is a piece that will be in my head for a long time. I applaud your work. It is significant.

keith nunes
well said! true words about a twisted world. we can but only try to do better.