Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Corrupt One

Oh how the mighty has fallen.
A cold day in history.
Pride cometh before a plunge.
The vulture unleashes from the sky.

One of many taken down.
Down. Down. Down.

If one could hear the blackness seething in our brains.
The overthrows.  The seductions.  The take-overs.

We would be shackled too.

What can you do for me?!
Me! Me!
After all, isn’t it always about me?!

Shaded eyes. Mirror of the soul. Full head of  painted dark hair.
Elusive. The need for power and control.
How many people has he trampled to get his way?!
In secret rooms.
All of the makings of desperation and disaster.

As the grey  pelts down…covering our world in gloom.
Attempting to hide the hidden.

“Your deeds done in the darkness will be exposed in the daylight.”
Angered at this deception, this fraud; yet aware…

Expletives, profanity, a definition of character of morality.
What morality?!

Where does it exist?
Those who have. Those who have not.
Who gives a damn?!

Economies are collapsing.
Children are hurting and starving, yet “Give me that Golden Parachute”
I’ll turn my blind eye…and watch another rot in the dust.

Pad my shelves. Upholster my furniture. Burn the papers and turn them into shreds.
Interior is important. Or is it exterior?
Arrogance creeping in…

Leads way to utter failure.
“Judge not, lest ye be judged.”
Blagojevich…Who will even remember how to spell his name?
“For what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his own soul?

“There but for the grace of God go I.”


  1. strong write...the haves and have nots exist everywhere and more and more are fittin ginto the later side of that one...and there will always be vultures to abuse that...

  2. Nice poem with a good message. You are very talented.
    I don't think they care if they lose their souls because they don't believe they have them, and bottom line is all they care about is money. The circle these people travel in simply doesn't care about anything else but money. It is their game.

  3. Wow! I agree with Brian...you captured how "Absolute Power Corrupts, Absolutely!" Great Write.

  4. It's essential to keep writing, keep responding to suffering and the things that fall apart. Thank you.

  5. So many politicians are corrupt!
    Power so often corrupts!
    It's been the case with many!

    Well written!

  6. Terrific, so powerful. You presented the issue in so depth, that its difficult ignoring it. It hurts to see the innocent people trapped in this bedlam of corruption. Oh sure, keep going on your path of truth and peace, for God is with you, forever.
    Nice work!

  7. The five passions of the mind: greed, lust, vanity, anger, and attachment, can only be countered by the opposite virtues: contentment, discrimination, humility, tolerance, and detachment. This poem reveals the worst aspects of human nature in a very illuminating way.