Lament for the World (Part 1; Designation)
The world is a spoilt and spiteful child
Corrupted by greed, gluttony and sloth,
The world is a cruel and bitter place
Consumed by envy, pride and lust.
Everything seems to cost the earth
Yet is immediately worthless,
Everything appears to be in great demand
Yet is instantly disposable.
Everything has built in redundancy
But still commands a high price,
Everything has flaws and design faults
Yet still monopolises the market.
Everything is made just for a quick return
Calculated down to a fine art for expediency,
Everything is a tasteless counterfeit bargain
Marketed and promoted beyond its real utility.
Everything lacks quality, value and integrity
There is nothing of substance or decent calibre,
The world is full of trivia and superficiality
Reduced to its lowest common denominator.
Everything is quickly outmoded
Made redundant by the latest gimmick,
Everything is soon old fashioned
Superseded by some new con or trick.
The ground is littered and the air polluted
The waters are fouled and the fires contaminated,
The World is a peeved and despoiled place
Entirely ruined, trashed and wasted.
--- Part 2; The End following soon ---