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Villanelle: The only thing the masses can buy

Villanelle: The only thing the masses can buy

The only thing the masses can buy
That’s not listed on the stock market
The one-way ticket out of our sky

They scrub they shine they barely e’er cry
With no bats to defend their wicket
The only thing the masses can buy

Marx and Engels tried to tell them why
Yet unions all the reasons forget
The one-way ticket out of our sky

Best show on earth watch democrat ploy
Big Ben Speaker cry “ORDER” and fidget
The only thing the masses can buy

Yet the masses sell votes on the sly
To slice bi-cameral house in secret
The one-way ticket out of our sky

Duped by spam tv fearful and shy
See they why Socrates kicked the bucket*
The only thing the masses can buy
The one-way ticket out of our sky

* "The trial of Socrates (399 BC) was held to determine the philosopher’s guilt of two charges: asebeia (impiety) against the pantheon of Athens, and corruption of the youth of the city-state; the accusers cited two impious acts by Socrates: “failing to acknowledge the gods that the city acknowledges” and “introducing new deities”.
The death sentence of Socrates was the legal consequence of asking politico-philosophic questions of his students, from which resulted the two accusations of moral corruption and of impiety. At trial, the majority of the dikasts (male-citizen jurors chosen by lot) voted to convict him of the two charges; then, consistent with common legal practice, voted to determine his punishment, and agreed to a sentence of death to be executed by Socrates’s drinking a poisonous beverage of hemlock." (Source Wikipedia)

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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