Epicureans of the G8

The new era epicureans
Are worried about the poor
They are not sure what to do for them
And how to keep them from their door
How can the sybarites justify
The life styles that they lead
They’ll write a protocol to mystify
Why a child they will not feed
The wealthiest of the Nations
Meet in exclusion from the rest
The politics of separation
To be overseen by the best
Nothing but a G8 of sycophants
Giving each other a pat on their backs
For recognising that a peasant
And all the peasant lack
It seems the act of the hypocrite
To set themselves apart
Claiming to be able to put it right
The lives of those they excluded from the start
Do they even know how it would feel
To look your child in the eye
And explain that there is no meal
In a home the epicureans would call a sty
How can they think another summit
Will do anything more than the last
To hail down from their pulpit
It’s the fault of others in the past
The epicureans are not to blame
Even when they spend more on preparing for war
Than they ever have for the starving and lame
They are truly the Beast and the Whore
How can they dine in opulent splendor
Another Summit set for next year
At a resort to feast, and more
Loosing that is all that they fear
They meet in their exclusive seclusion
To make sure that nothing will change
Offering up this years’ Summits’ delusion
That it will take ten years for them to arrange
For a reduction in the Worlds’ poverty
And to be able to feed all the Worlds’ children
Without them ceasing to live hedonistically
And feast at the Summit once again.
10.52pm 8th July 2008
copy right Gregory John O’Flaherty

Epicureans of the G8

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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The G8 are meeting in Japan. (this year in Italy )Will anything change. Inspired by the worlds realty and “Summit” written by Chamo ( it is on Redbubble ) ( was on redbubble )
P.S. They are meeting again this year. soon. And again this year.. soon
P.P.S They just met again..
P.P.P.S They are meeting in Chicago in 2012…. nothing changes

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