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HOW SELFISH

All for one
None for all
A house of cards that will
Bring about a great fall

Only a select few
Can spellbound the masses
Becoming Kings and Queens
With illegitimate claims to fame

We lift them up high
On a plinth made of our backbones
We the new third estate
Glorify them as demigods
Who conquered us all
With just a little bit of gloss

We are their slaves
Enthralled to them
We give them all
Unholy wolves
Swaddled in wool are they
Devouring all with their avaricious mind-set

We pay them tithe
Which they feel is rightly theirs
The public purse is for them alone
Everyone else must get by on their own

Just a few control the building blocks of society
An inbred top heavy hierarchy
That exert undue pressure downwards
Maiming those they lord over
Stymieing their advancement

A limited gene pool of ideas and talent
Hinders the legacy
That today passes to the future
A sure way for eventual extinction
A very sad prophecy

Selfishness and graft
Erode decency in society
Harassing the pillars of unity
Resentment thus festers

Those in the middle
Are full of hyperbole
Their spiel of being undervalued
Naught but insouciant drivel
They craftily forget
The power they wield
And the economic gains they do so
Hard to conceal

Society must benefit if we aim for equality
Those that contribute
Must see their labour bear fruit
All and sundry must get a slice
Of the overburdened public pie

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