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Pomposity

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Pomposity

The Perfect life, a wife half his age
Their house grand, with a zip code to match
No hawkers, appointments only

The library full of Shakespeare
Never opened, for it’s the show that counts

Dinner Parties, A new painting
Purchased, because we can,
A favourite phrase for American wealth,

Pompous talk of Wine and Poetry
Vinegar, and Plagiarism their only worth,
Still the new boob job to admire

The children, off to England, Trophy kids,
Breast fed by American Express.
The Debutants Ball awaits them
And a hoorah Henry wedding their destiny

Church on Sunday
New money at the front
The old money sitting in the private pew
God for sale,
And the greenback will mop the saint’s brow

Even in death a grand memorial
But decay gives no privilege
Let’s hope the pearly gates are the right colour
And god has the right zip code
For pomposity, might just send them to the wrong house.


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  1. Date: 4/30/2012 4:04:00 PM
    You hit it all! I am an expatriate Brit who still struggles with 'The American Way.' Well composed and crafted! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 4:00:00 PM
    Wonderful one..Enjoyed reading your ideas about the way life can be..You put it in such great light..Sara

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 7:44:00 AM
    fine food for the soul, steven... i like " Breast fed by American Express..." may we go back the basics!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 10:34:00 AM
    Oh boy yes, too right steven, nice write. Thanks for your comment on my mad poem I appreciated it xx

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 2:45:00 PM
    nice one

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 2:27:00 PM
    Smile! I like this, got has a palette for every color Dear Steven don't lose any sleep over it, luv vie

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 2:00:00 PM
    There are a lot of very true images here. So much truth in what you write. A different kind of poetry and I like it!

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 1:58:00 PM
    Excellent poem, Steven. They're out there, that's for sure. Hugs, Catie :)