Back and Forth
by David R J Sealey
Cold hard cash creates harsh costs,
hides corpse hoaxes, heals cruel hearts,
chides hurt children, cancels help cheques,
holds corporate hostages, hardens choking hate.
Down by law, destined by love,
lashed back down longer before dawn,
draw breath last, don’t believe luck,
lay back dead, last balance drawn;
burn it all! Build institutions against
affluent insider bankers, all insidiously brash,
bonking in America, breeding idiotic ancestors
annually, internationally, because age is bond.
With shared thoughts, we should transform
this small world through shared wealth;
we’re stronger together, when standing tethered
to standards we think should work,
our hearts alive, organs held aloft,
all hope outweighs; always help others,
organise humanitarian acts or host action
against high occupation and hostile outrage.