BIG PHARMA' And The FILTHY LUCRE.

Some say where at the point where there is none!

That our days of future past are long gone.

 

The young now live with guilt they don’t recognise,

Immune from all the consequence of blame.

 

Road signs have been turned around the other way,

While the old can barely harmonise their pain.

 

Schools are testing theories not yet proven,

Administered by those employed to teach.

 

Iconoclastic thought will not be tolerated,

As computer-generated lessons preach.

 

They’re selling photos of the testing stations,

With a backdrop of a tower block in flames.

 

Sepia-coloured faded reminiscences,

A tarpaulin-covered tattooed hearts refrain.

 

Some say that we’re the product of someone’s master plan,

Where the colour of a passport tells you who I am.

 

Masks and overalls are de-rigeur,

Worn like a prisoner’s ball and chain.

 

The lexicon of all is now familiar with

The names of Pharma’ giants and the strains

 

Of a virus that mutates like politicians,

And vaccines with unfamiliar names.

 

AstraZeneca and Sputnik Five earn billions,

But there’s never quite enough to go round.

 

Erectile dysfunction has lost its profit margin,

Now Pfizer are the newest bet in town.

 

We live in virtual ‘bubbles,’

And move from tier to ‘tears’.

 

Is there anybody out there?

Is there anyone who cares?

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trevor homer

Sun 24th Jan 2021 11:12

All comments are correct in their critique, and I thank Keith for recognising it is a dispassionate view of events,
As Po. says and all seem to concur, it is necessary sometimes just to lift the veil

Thanks to all

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keith jeffries

Sun 24th Jan 2021 00:33

Some might regard this poem as a clever attempt at cynicism whereas in reality it speaks with an honest clarity in a world almost anesthetized to what is really taking place. No longer can people evaluate or think clearly, nor perhaps even wish to.


Thank you for this
Keith

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 23rd Jan 2021 17:37

The connection between big events and the big profits to be made is
well taken. Like war, disease sees industrial moguls making mega-
bucks. And a look at shareholders in the industries involved might
also be instructive assuming that the "trail" can be followed. It took
a former WW2 military supremo like Eisenhower when US president
to warn about the connections and their power/influence.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 23rd Jan 2021 16:54

Every line is a winner. Wonderful stuff.

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Stephen Atkinson

Fri 22nd Jan 2021 17:07

' The young now live with guilt they don't recognize' one of many great lines, Trevor. 👏

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