Tag Archives: Wealth

Rich and Dis-Spirited

I saw you that Sunday afternoon resplendent in your finery and pacing in the room, the jewels you wore so casually, dripping from ears you turned from me, a pretender in full bloom You leaned against the mantelpiece as though … Continue reading

Posted in Fire, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

To Be

To be one of the elect These secrets we protect Our vows are circumspect Politically correct To be one of the elite We walk this narrow street Our mission to complete As ever, we’re discrete To be one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Fire, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tuxedo Nights

I no longer yearn for tuxedo nights Glamour holds no sway on me Visceral hunger for elegantry Is frozen as a winter strewn lake I would no longer hold Gatsby’s hand Give him shelter in the jazz age Swinging softly … Continue reading

Posted in Fire, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Would Be Kings

Taking a global view Reading their Sun Tzu Smoke filled rooms Moving the chess piece Palm covered with grease Treachery blooms Shorting the stock exchange Itineraries rearranged Viral campaigns Finding their winning streak Secrets begin to leak Nothing’s restrained Throwing … Continue reading

Posted in Fire, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The 1%

Rich Bastards Incorporated Smug and self satisfied Counting their riches Drunk on their pride Failure’s their talisman Profit from grief Got the predictions wrong? Act like a thief! Better to prophesise The weather next week Nothing much left in This … Continue reading

Posted in Fire, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment