Rich Folk, Poor Folk
Just because you are loquacious
doesn’t mean that you’re sagacious.
Those who form lucrative pacts
to try to contradict the facts
may wage a campaign national
to promote thoughts irrational,
creating facts out of pure fiction
by making use of fancy diction.
In higher circles, they make jokes
about the gullible simple folks
who hand over all their earnings
forgetting all their earlier learnings
and write their own obituary,
trading futures for cash-and-carry.
Better odds that comets destroy Earth
than that we reclaim their worth,
yet those who bilk and deserve blame,
wrestle not with guilt and shame.
They buy their Guccis and parade
in decorations for which we’ve paid.