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Trade Unionists sip cold champagne
In gold cufflinks at Thai restaurants
Eating red curried prawns
While workers gape at former leaders sold

On I-phones activists, now legislators
Talk about draft laws forever
While naked women starve 
In hospital corridors

They swim in bright pools 
With pinky lovers jeweled
While bodyguards stare at power telling 
Strikers they are mad

So they rush from airport to airport 
Holiday in the Amazon
On plains of poverty children scream to die
Reach out bony arms in tattered sleeves

Smiling fat wet smiles in 
Linen jackets with maroony ties
Jargoned addresses at world congresses 
New mansions highly securitied

Trickling ideals through sandy soil
Deep into Mother Earth it blossoms anew
Smother slick smiles while rationalizations 
Curl around dimpled necks

They say they sleep less now
Study in hotel rooms in Big Apple
Some still sing songs of  freedom 
On leather couches naked

Truth exposes gloss 
Scrape away splinters
As it coffined a
Previous age. 

Copyright © ghairo daniels

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