Daniel North

Doing it for Charity

Aficionado of good will
Helping underdogs
Sour tastes ruin gesture
Impressions' moral fogs.

Always some obtuse star
Corresponds to global tears
Liquid grasps concern, relief
Avalanches in arrears.

When 'idols' act unacceptably
They're shrouded by gold aura -
Bigwigs zip up criticism
In jiffy-bags of Pandora.

“People in desperate need” -
Tomorrow - “savage brutes”;
Building cycles of discontent
Napalm for heated disputes.

Below charred bodies, captions flash:
“Win a week in the Fjords” -
Casual suffering in laps of the press
Patients barking in their wards.

Potholed roads, unfunded troops,
Incomes balanced on loan -
If weights of past deception lift
Charity should start at home.

Daniel North © 2011