Oh what a tangled web weave,
When first we practice to to deceive.
We tout “integrity” but perpetrate fraud,
While “thumping the Bible” and “praising God”.
Political Dynasties, Republican and Democrat,
Have defined where America’s “values are at”!
They have “set the Standards” and “status quo,
“as the standards are bent -, so society grows”.
Thus politics, law and free enterprise,
Become a malignancy as integrity dies.
In our all out quest for fortune and fame,
We “rape Integrity” and shirk the blame.
Double talk, fine print and camouflaged lies,
Defines our “politics, law and free enterprise”!
As a “Christian nation” our hypocrisy shows.
Compared to “reality” it almost “glows”.
Yet we lament our “wayward youth”,
Their contempt for the system, the law and the “truth”.
But “monkey see, Monkey do” is infallible rule.
“Fraudulent free enterprise” is “stylish and cool”.
Quick, easy profit via “blind siding ruse”,
Is the “motive and tool” that all charlatans use.
Pac money politics has honed “Big Fraud”,
Into an Entity that challenges God.
It thumbs it’s nose at “candor and truth”,
Thus “setting the standards” for America’s youth.
They call it “free enterprise” to camouflage fraud,
While “thumping their Bibles” in “tribute to God”.
But “fine print, double talk and law legalese-,
Hidden hooks, hidden gimmicks and camouflaged fees-,
Polished guile and deceit from these “forked toungues”-,
Are “kindergarten’s of crime” for America’s young.
Pac money politicians–,wheeler, dealer lawyers –, and “free enterprise” con artists,
May be the most educated, the most cultured and smartest.
But I mourn their existence and societal role,
For they are the “Cancer on America’s Soul”.
Ivan L Fail, Sparta, Missouri © 2010
50′s era Marine and retired Federal Correctional Officer.
Submitted to the Federal Observer for publication by the author.