After All, the Market Runs on Greed

Music: Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Orchestra--andante.
By Antonio Vivaldi.
Performed by the Advent Chamber Orchestra at the Free Music Archive
under an Attribution-Share Alike license.

Subscribe to this site on YouTube

Follow this site on Facebook

Read my new play, The Watergate Tapes

Follow this site on Instagram

Follow this site on Twitter

Read my serial novel Magnum Opus on Kindle Vella

After all, the market runs on greed,
The sunlight of this social ecosphere,
Self-adjusting as supply and need
Set prices to the tune of hope and fear.
The state can intervene, of course, but then
The Capitol might well outgreed the Street,
Playing games with games beyond its ken,
Positioned where the votes and money meet.
What to do? We've tried Utopia,
A nightmare far, far worse than any dream,
Strangling the source of cornucopia,
Sacrificing millions to a scheme.
We are born into a world of sin,
Which if we just accept, we die within.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

[about this site] [poems for free] [poem of the week]
[site policy] [about me] [links]