THEY RELISH IN PROSPERITY
(August 30, 2007 by Carl A. Patton)
It was 2007 and throughout the land
countless people are rich in houses,
land and money.
This prosperity transcends all cultures.
From every corner of the world kings,
queens the rich and wealthy were everywhere.
So also were the poor and those all
in between. The standards and materialism
of a modern world facilitated a great lust
for things believed valuable.
The banks and lending institutions frowned
on the poor man. Loan sharks lurked behind
cracked doors. Meanwhile the poor man’s
business was no one’s business. The loans
sponsored by the great uncle fell and red-lines
were drawn among the people from “The
Land of the Blacks.”
Houses, land and property for some was
crowned in double standards as they had
less and paid more.
But many came from places beyond the
great seas. Although the cotton-pickers
arrived first they ate last at the table,
usually under the table.
But as in the days of old and new the
table was still set with chitterlings, hog
guts, pig ears, pig feet and pig tails.
Now no one throws the waste in a
Crumbs from corn bread mashed in turnip
greens saw pot-likker that nourished the body.
And all things then were organic.
As the crumbs were thrown the dog ate
the bone. As in contemporary times
tokenism and straw bosses remain the same.
Thomas has always been among us.
But before we leave.
Just who are those that
relish and waste in prosperity?
What is wrong with money?
Meanwhile the wicked laughed,
consumed in greed. They took what they
wanted and coerced many to
ride with them.
A man’s word stood for nothing as
his pride rode with the dollar.
Judas knew his name as many
stole and lied so much,
That a black conscious brought
them self-inflicted death.
The greedy still feed off the poor.
As their bellies were full but as
one Prophet said they were still
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