Learn More

Dave SmithWhite

Rookie - 115 Points (270552 / Sydney)

Song: Tell That To Goliath!

From frying pan, to the state of man;
To skate on oil, and frieth.
If some are much too big to foil,
Who can tell that to Goliath?

A trenchant critic, beyond the pale,
You know the chain and ball.
Truth contained, but not curtailed,
Leaks out from Wiki walls.

You have hit it, bang on the nail:
That corporate rule, decideth.
That each could teach on over-reach,
And the people's will, divideth.

As mordant cynics, tip the scale,
Suffuse with bile and gall.
Some are much too big to fail;
Some too big to fall.

You have hit it, bang on the nail.
You surely know it all.
Some are much too big to jail;
The rest condemned to crawl.

So you exhibit, off the wall,
And the very earth, subsideth.
Empires rise and empires fall,
And you tell that to Goliath.

You have hit it, bang on the nail.
You do not count, if small.
Your social contract's in the mail;
In the fine print, not the scrawl.

You have hit it, bang on the nail.
To the fascist state, abideth.
If flung in jail, you won't make bail,
For we all know Goliath.

Have you kicked your final pail?
Do the phony zealots, lieth?
If some are much too big to fail,
Who's left to tell Goliath?

Submitted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

For Julian

Comments about this poem (Song: Tell That To Goliath! by Dave SmithWhite )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Sonnet XVII, Pablo Neruda
  7. Bluebird, Charles Bukowski
  8. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
...... Read complete »


Member Poem

poet Marvin Brato Sr

New Poems

  1. Today's World, Leong Ming Loong
  2. Thoughts in the Moonlight, Luo Zhihai
  3. Tales Of A Wife: Honeymoon, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  4. Guard well, gajanan mishra
  5. The Photographer, Ravikumar C.P.
  6. Tuavatara!, Ravikumar C.P.
  7. Mystery Caller, Ravikumar C.P.
  8. Do, my dear, gajanan mishra
  9. Cinders of Life, Tim Labbe
  10. Aiy Mere Khuda Aiy Mere Khuda, Akhtar Jawad
[Hata Bildir]