Poetry – Spoils and Plunder

Spoils and Plunder


The spoils of war and plunder

Are not just evident in statues;

Also in institutions, estates and mansions

And enterprise without virtue.


Slavery was not restricted

To race and places.

It was evident in factories,

Mills and mines with familiar faces.


Those same plunderers

Profiteers and warmongers

Now sit on boards, and in government

A wicked bunch of bunglers.


In a range of institutes

Exerting privilege and power

Robber Barons in suits

Getting richer by the hour.


Opher – 18.6.2020

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