06 March 2008

Insouciance Blended

Insouciance blended with a
deadly scent of malfeasance
entrenched, and their defence
– nobody cares!

Buoyed by omnipotence, a
pathological transcendence
of self-sense, an obstinacy
bordering bizarre –

these are the oligarchs, the
Robert Mugabe’s of our era.
Blind to lessons of History,
deaf to pleas of Humanity,

sage only in greed and power.
Screams of the homeless seem
legitimacy for abuse as a truth
absolute, an unchallengeable.

Whether compared with Hitler
or Hussein, my impression’s the
same. Indeed, these beasts
weigh how far we’ve come...
© 23 January 2008, I. D. Carswell