SING A SONG OF SLICK MEN

sing a song

Sing a song of slick men
Pocket full of lies.
Four and twenty fat cats
Terribly unwise.
When the truth was spoken
They don’t even try.
They’re immune to reason
And they get all the pie.

Sing a song of no sense
And how they persevere
How they get elected
Year after year
Still they have no scruples;
Ethically impure,
They still win out in the polls.
Why is still unclear.

We should build a big fence
And lock them all inside.
Then impound their fortunes
Wherever they hide.
Let them see for sure how
Crooks we can’t abide.
See if they can stand each other
Living side by side.

Sing a song of statesmanship
Nearly gone extinct
Senators and gangsters
Not so distinct.
The rich still had their millions
We lost the kitchen sink.
Brought us all to near defeat
And pushed us near the brink.

Brent Kincaid
6/11/2015

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8 thoughts on “SING A SONG OF SLICK MEN

    1. kauaiartist Post author

      Thank you for that! We unpaid poets need all the encouragement we can get. I bet if you go back to my blog, WordMusic, you will find a lot more because there are 300 poems there.

      Reply
  1. Sueju Takeshi

    The last stanza. It fits for our country’s Independence Day that we are celebrating today. I mean, not celebrating. Commemorating because we are not yet truly free!

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    1. kauaiartist Post author

      Thank you so much for saying that. If your country is the Philippines, my country has a lot to do with what has gone wrong and I acknowledge that with sadness. Maybe in the future our country will learn to stay home and let other countries find their own way. I fear we have done more harm than good in many, many instances of the US “helping’ out a country.

      Brent

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      1. Sueju Takeshi

        Thank you for the humanity you shared, Brent. I believe as long as this hegemony exists, the Third World countries such as the PH, will never be fully developed.

  2. kauaiartist Post author

    It is not in the best interest of the robber barons that run this world to help underdeveloped countries the same as our country is not interested in caring for the poor, the sick and the needy in our country. Their entire motivation is monetary. Greed has been running this world for millennia.

    Brent

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