True Scammers – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Scam

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“The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.” Georges Bernanos

True Scammers

Mendicants, tramps and vagabonds,
but not the one's you imagine or see,
instead, the one's you pay for who
rob you with glee, the one's in the 
penthouse, the mansion or three,
who prey on the orphans and widows 
and me, the one's with forked tongues
and a bible of lies, who hold morals 
like sewer rats or scandalous flies,
who star in movies where the poor die
as glorious martyrs for the victims of 
privilege whose wealth barely gets 
them by on a thousand a day. 
The truest scam is not Nigerian or 
emailed around, the truest of is
entirely voted and approved by us all.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

24 Comments

Filed under Economics, Free Verse, injustice, life, philosophy, poem, quote

24 responses to “True Scammers – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Needs to be taken care of!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. too close to home. Unfortunately, also unlikely to be riven

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Amy

    “and approved by us all”, so sad…

    Like

  4. ouch, thanks for calling the Bs out but doubt most notice!

    Why are the masses so blind? They’re not idiots, is that they just don’t want to see the truth?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Absolutely true. Ugly reality and still we don’t mind.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Charis Counselling

    You have said it so so well – amazing poem

    >

    Liked by 1 person

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