ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

White Collar Criminals. - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

When driven by necessity
I stole to feed my family
The state claims the authority
To prosecute and punish me.

A hybrid monster doomed to fail
Because of inequality.
Their efforts all to avail
They can't achieve stability.

They cannot claim efficiency.
Most of their plans have gone awry.
I think that's very plain to see.
But they don't see the reason why.


They make concessions to the rich
and they expect the poor to pay.
A typical Tory sales pitch.
They lie and cheat to get their way.

The simply do not understand.
The complaints we choose to express.
So they dismiss them out of hand.
And just ignore the bitterness.

They class me as a petty thief.
Because I stole food out of need.
To me it seems beyond belief
They steal to satisfy their greed.

I am not proud I had to steal.
There is no work for me to do.
But they're allowed to wheel and deal
At the expense of me and you.

So much for democracy
It would be nice if it were true
WE recognise hypocrisy.
Although they do not think we do.

There is no justice for the poor.
There never was nor will there be.
I only took a little crust
But they betray the nations trust.

Wednesday,04 April 2012


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012



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