A little piece I wrote last year in reaction to the Don, which might amuse Eudamonia readers:

Greed Trumps Need

The mindset of the Donald
Is known to none but he,
Allowing close around him
Only those who do agree,
That such ranting counts as wisdom
Where the POTUS is concerned
Where nothing now must stop him
From denying all we’ve learned.

That the climate is no longer
Our kind supportive friend,
And the planet has a fever
In the blight of humankind,
Where our atmosphere is warming
With our growing fevered heat
And is likely to get rid of us
By the storms that we create.

Instead he treads a different path
Where fascist seeds are sown,
By consorting so with despots
Where brutality is the norm,
And all must heed the ruler’s word
Or find themselves in cages,
With the protests of the people
That echo down the ages.

Where oil can have no limit
And coal must be fast burned
To create the wealth entitlement
We are told is ours to earn,
So we must extract and use it all
To make the stuff we need
Which must go on forever
For this is the leader’s creed.

And the force that powers nature
Must be to man entailed
Lending truth to craze’d doctrines
That higher powers will prevail,
To stop sea levels rising
And the Arctic turning green
Where our world goes on forever
Supplying all we need.

Nothing may be mentioned
Of all that threatens us
By those who stand around him
With smiles obsequious ,
As he signs away our living
Uncaring of those who die
As our glorious planet
Becomes cash based property.

Now the planet that we live on
Is now mere real estate
Where business and trading
Have all care displaced,
With debt the lot of many
In want and direst need
Being told that shiny objects
Will their children’s children feed.

co-author of The End of More, in paperback and kindle on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00D0ADPFY email pagett.communications@blueyonder.co.uk

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