The Corrupt Ones

Those who would declare their status regal,
Using means dishonest or illegal,
Deserve the censure of the working class
As representative of all that's crass.

To honest and uncomplicated souls
Who never lie to further their own goals,
It is disturbing to become aware
Of what the powerful and rich will dare.

Corrupt in order to increase their hold
Upon our coffers filled with public gold,
Unsanctioned sovereigns have sponsored crimes
Unmatched for ruthless treason in our times.

©2016 Michael Fraley

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