Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ninety-Nine Percent


POETRY 24
written for them but not submitted

NINETY-NINE PERCENT

We are the Ninety-Nine Percent.
We are without flaw.
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Among the milling thousands are
Saints,
Philanthropists,
and
People Who Hug Trees.
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If only we were in charge,
War would end,
Poverty would disappear
and 
There would be Fair Shares For All!
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Only One Percent of humanity is
Wicked,
Grasping,
Stealing lollipops from babies,
And being all-round nasty.
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Now we 
Occupy the City.
One day we will
Occupy the World.
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Paradise!
Heaven!
Nirvana!
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I wonder.
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SPICE OF LIFE!

If variety's the Spice of Life
You certainly have it here!
A display in a little shop window,
Each picture a perfect sphere!
And there am I, with my shopping-bag,
Repeated again and again,
Sometimes recognisable
And sometimes not so plain.
I find it fascinating
That each picture that we see
Is just a little bit different
From the next, but not totally.
And over it all looms the shapeless ghost
Of the lady going 'Click!'.
Now here's a little question.....
Which 'me' would you pick?
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1 comment:

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I wish you had submitted it! Bravo!