Lee Whensley

Capitalism

Capitalism fails when there’s nothing left to take,
When everything we lived for is discovered to be fake -
Was everything we killed for just a big mistake?

It domineers to commandeer - its property at stake
Creating a dependence on the products that it makes -
Capitalism fails when there’s nothing left to take

It hums a tune to placate you as you work for its gain
Then in hegemonic harmony it buys out local trade -
Was everything we killed for just a big mistake?

Homogenised and standardised- free thought down the spout
As idolatry fills TV screens of hedonists devout -
Capitalism fails when there’s nothing left to take.

A guise of stark normality that crumbles when it’s opened
Free will contained by wanton gain, but when the system's broken,
Was everything we killed for just a big mistake?

Experience of convenience and lying through clenched teeth
The pretty packaged products that hide the shit beneath,
Capitalism fails when there’s nothing left to take
When everything we lived for is discovered to be fake.

 

Lee Whensley © 2009