Development and sustainability
Without any question should go hand in hand?
The world its people demand stability
A fair global market, nothing underhand.
Give a living wage and every child a school
Treat no man doglike, no woman as a maid
Weren’t we made equal: look at His grandeur
Look isn’t there ample—what’s the masquerade.

Look, for every man there’s also a woman
So why’s there all this rape and pillaging
The land can’t provide any more gold bullion
Haven’t you had enough? Stop dispiriting
-Every one of us with your warmongering.
Let’s have meaningful relations with neighbours
We’ve had enough of your scandalmongering
We know it’s all about scheming payoffs.

Fill their pockets, don’t care about tomorrow
I’m just living for today as life was made
That’s the business I’m in, so keep your sorrow
If nothing else, corruption will still pervade
That’s the attitude our children are faced with
Are raised with and aspire to live. I’m afraid.
Hazardous material is so much pith
A cleaner fairer world – it’s just a charade.

© 2016 Mark Heathcote

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