Snortin’ Mammon

Battle of the super yachts: Billionaire Roman Abramovich got to size up the competition after anchoring his white ship Eclipse (back) next to the Al Mirqab owned by the Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani

Do you think we’d see the light
if sunshine cost the wealthy something
or would we live in blackest night
outside the gate and out of sight?

“Mo money! Mo money!”
the chant heard from within
a choir sings the liturgy
forgiving those who sin

Breathe it in; a line of lucre
one snort will get you high
like a woman who leaves you wanting more
never quite satisfied

Your estate must have a bunker
with an atom bomb proof door;
don’t forget the bullets and the hardware in the drawer
in case they come to get you, those hoards of wretched poor

‘cause money makes the world grow round
addicted rich all wanting more
snortin’ spoils while on the march
the opiate of the oligarch.



photo:  Roman Abramovitch’s yacht (the world’s largest private yacht – left) parked next to the Qatari royals at St. Barts.)


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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1 Response to Snortin’ Mammon

  1. beetleypete says:

    How much is enough? No amount of wealth is ever enough, it seems. The Russians have replaced the Divine Right of Kings with the Divine Right of money. Spot-on, Frank.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

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