Greed and Need.
Greed said, “ cut down your need”;
Need said, “enough of your greed.”
Greed retorted, “the Earth cannot wait
For your need to become greed”;
Need rebutted, “you are a great one
To say so,
Having created all our need.”
Greed, you know,
Of course wished to have the cake
And eat it too;
Need knew if that continued to be done,
There would be no place for Need in the sun.
Swore they would cut down their carbon,
And save the Earth
For a renewed birth,
But not before Capitalism had its full-bull run.
Greed said, “Capitalism is ours; we made it;
Leave it to us; you do that which is fit
For your station.
We shall carry the corporation
To your lands,
And thereby have less emissions on our hands.”
Need said, “emissions anywhere
Will not spare you,
Because the Earth is one;
Thus either all of us Capitalism shun,
Or we all roll down the mountain.”
The Bolivian, the Cuban, the Venezualan
Said, “the Earth cannot be parceled out
Anymore for anyone’s convenience;
The Capitalist lout
Had better see sense,
That the world’s mountains, icebergs,
Rivers and seas, air and fire
Are Socialist:, making no distinction;
Either everyone lives or everyone dies.”
Consternation followed upon
Obliging the chief spokesman of Greed
“If indeed the Earth is Socialist,
It is best dead;
We shall go build Capitalism anew
In heaven or hell instead.
Come Christmas, we walk away from Jesus,
And walk into the Shade;
We swear upon the blood of the Barons,
We shall never let Capitalism fade.
Having brought down the Berlin Wall,
Wall Street shall stand unbroken,
However the Lehman’s and the others
May have rashly spoken.
Let the fatcats be the fatcats,
And the hungry be in the billions;
We have all the arsenal,
We shall train our guns
On all the world’s ragamuffins
Who have no reason to be;
And, being, who only obstruct
The Market from being free.
War shall be our answer
To that ultimate perfidy.”
Did the Earth make up her mind
To put an end to mankind,
And some better species find.
firstname.lastname@example.org December 20, 2009