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