Tag: inequality

Noblesse Oblige?

In a mood to speak out – particularly after my previous post on pressure to remain silent in the unfair face of social repression – I paid a visit to https://randomwordgenerator.com and was pleased to see understand.

Big words call for big ideas, I reckon, even if they’re a little obvious …


ups and downs are necessaries –
no progress without contraries –
damn the pampered rich from birth
expecting as of right that Earth
reward their unearned cash with more
so deftly lifted from the poor –
try harder says the worklife coach
and should you pick the right approach
no ceiling keeps you from the stars –
drones nod smiley heads in borrowed cars


The real wage gap: The rich are getting richer while the ...


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Whenever my random word generator site presents me with a five-letter word – where each letter has to start a line in an acrostic poem, though goodness knows why! – I’m often in two minds.

Serious Me wants to write about something significant; Silly Me wants to write a limerick.

This time, for the sake of some peace and quiet, they can both have their way …


There once was a green world where youth
Respected their elders for truth.
It shriveled and died
Because old misers lied –
Ecocide is a crime with no sleuth.



Isolated Nomads Are Under Siege in the Amazon Jungle



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Two Thousand and Eight

Here is my latest acrostic, in response to the Daily Prompt Angry

I was angry with myself for not being able to come up with this yesterday but I slept on it and – lo and behold! – the first line was there in my sleepy head this morning. And I thought of a twist on the old saying: always let the sun go down on your anger. This gave me the idea of ending the poem with another twisted moral.

After the lies, the promises:
No more of those bad old days when the rich
Grew fat and the poor wore out! But now
Reality's cold dawning brings bad news:
You once were shy and now have been twice bitten.



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