The damage done

gregg connolly 1956 (pennsylvania)

The damage done

Our woes created by the he-men of death
Puffed up chest, hubric breath,
always a fray, the  sport of the day
Always compete… cooperate? Pfffft they say

Worry not, for they promise to lead us down a glorious path
But we are but targets of their greedy wrath.
Their desire driven by narcissism is prismatic
Their insolent drive is violent and automatic
Scattering any gathering tempest into but raindrops
Any thought contrary to instinct has built in stops

Crushing competitors without a tear dropped
The factory town is now one big flop
The master of the universe, his head held high
Glorifies his actions and believes his own lie.
For surely progress must never be halted
he cannot see the pain, he is sure he is lauded.

Crushing and destroying it is in the rules they say
 they were written by them to be their tools, hooray
The disdain for fairness, empathy and cooperation
Brings the everyman to debt and desperation.

Hubris and narcissism is the nature of these alpha males
We accept their unorthodox ways, in their wake nothing but travails
The precariats are crucified by them on scrooge’s cross with  golden nails
And those who tacitly ride the alpha gravy train to a profligate life
Shall be condemned for their acquiescence to greed, despicably rife

About this poem

wars, poverty, the loss of culture of your soul, your spirit can be directly traced to these malignant alpha males and their coterie of sycophants and scoundels, in supporting roles

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Written on April 15, 2022

Submitted by ggsunmoon on April 15, 2022

Modified by ggsunmoon on April 15, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,286
Words 231
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 6, 6, 4, 5

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  • Symmetry58
    This speaks to truth and hits close to home. I often wonder where America is headed if not into the ditch. Hence, my reference in calling her Scamerica.
    LikeReply2 years ago


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