JAY EMM

Veteran Poet - 1,065 Points (20-05-1991 / BUTERE)

Endless Floods - Poem by JAY EMM

downstream ever
goes the architects
swimming into the dirty streams
as shrivelled oysters clad in worn-out tatters
smear and scrub their rough scales
with the contaminated excrement
piled downstream by these
endless floods

like satanic beings
the gentlemen feast on the carcasses
of the doomed oysters
their sweat and pain and struggles
the source of the dignified swimmers' wealth
floated off and stolen away
just after bumper harvests
that never feel the warmth of the producers

taxed and taxed
even for working on meagre pay
as the dignitaries who never pay
from their stollen lands and emptied public coffers
eat and eat from the sweat of
the doomed oysters

in and out sirikalis
come and go
but the gentlemen never go
all they change is the dress
but they keeping on flooding
the huts of the oysters
with debts and rates
as they plunder and steal
the wealth the oysters strive so hard
to bring forth for their country
endless are these floods

Topic(s) of this poem: corruption


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 9, 2016



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