The Greed Creed
by
James J. Roberts

Some bow to fear
...some to greed
and these two seeds
comprise the creed
by which the world is ruled.

So, let's all get together...and forget
even though it isn't over yet.

Let's forget the Indians
and blankets laced with death
Let's forget the old black slaves,
descendents struggling yet.
Let's forget the Japanese
and their internment.
Let's forget the sad Aleuts
dead and dispossessed
Let's forget Islamists
imprisoned and untried yet.

Let's all get together...and forget
     even though it isn't over yet.

Let's forget the "holy" wars
the starving and the poor
and most of all...
the dying in Darfur.
Let's forget the Nazi Popes
Oil Presidents - and more
Let's forget all they did
to get us where we are.
Let's forget it all, my friend
and think of it no more.

Let's all get together...and forget
      even though it isn't over yet.

Let's forget the greed of men
and all their trumped-up wars.
Let's forget the crippled vets
(What were they fighting for?)
who walk our roads with hearts of stone
and in a steady drone pray the prayers of victims of betrayer's thrones.
Oh, let's all get together and forget
the most unholy debt
they paid to Skull & Bones,
all those who went while we stayed home
to forget the poor and neglect the old
taxing them out of food and heat and home.

Let's all get together...and forget
     even though it isn't over yet.

Some bow to fear
and some to greed
and those two seeds
comprise the creed
by which the world is ruled.
Fat fools feed the foolish fear
and hungry poor fools eat
feeding the fat fools' greed
and making the deal complete.
The scheme's so very neat, you see?
But who's the wiser in this deal...
and who the greater fool would be?
- the fat who steal Peace through greed?
- or the fool who feasts on the fear they feed
             him to succeed?

Oh, let's all get together...and forget
     even though it isn't over yet.

Yes, my friends,
let's all
get together
and forget...
even though
              it isn't
                 over
                           ...yet.

 

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What Did the Deed
by
James J. Roberts

Unknown, unseen
on tender feet
day and night
it stalks the street
stealing what it cannot use
and using what it can not need.

It prowls the foul
the fair and fine
the rich and poor
and all mankind
leaving always less behind
than at first it came to find.

It drains the blood
from soldiers' souls
then sells their boots
for bags of gold
to start anew other wars
so it can garner bagsful more.

Was it envy
or was it fear
that led this damnable thing here
to scowl and sneer
and not concede
that it was nothing
...but unchecked Greed?

(Version 2)                     
What Did the Deed
by
James J. Roberts

Unknown, unseen
on tender feet,
day and night
it stalks the streets
to prowls the foul
the fair and fine;
the rich and poor
and all mankind,
leaving always less behind
than at first it came to find.
It drains the blood
from soldiers' souls
then sells their boots
for bags of gold
to start anew another war
so it can garner bagsfull more.

Was it envy...or was it fear
that led this damnable thing here
to scowl and sneer but not concede
that it was nothing but pure Greed?


 

 

 

 

ADVICE
TO STOCKBROKERS
or
What to Steal
from Whom
and How

by
James J. Roberts

Never steal candy
     from babies:
It makes 'em screach
and their pretty moms sigh.
So steal instead,
my dear good friend,
from investors with big heads
who never lose a dime
and claim they always win instead
             and lie
                     and lie
                             and lie
with pomposity and smiles
while bragging how they've
          "won a ton",
while really losing piles.

Their egos will leave you,
dear broker friend,
well heeled, indeed,
and, in the end,
free to flee
     to Europe
     for the fun
of buying ribbon candy
by the mile
and chocolate bonbons by the English ton!

This thievery works just fine, you'll find
     almost all the time.

The trick you see is just not to grin
when bankruptcy comes in
and strips the braggarts
of their guile
and ever-livin' lying smiles.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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