Support or Control?

The rich give support
To the ones running short
For dubious reasons sometimes
For in the whole
They just want control
Dollars in return for dimes

Dead is altruism
Alive is egotism
Nothing is really for free
Even a smile
is booked in file
As a loan on tomorrow's glee

Gone is the care
The will to share
Buried in a long forgotten grave
Pushing is "in"
all we want is to win
And gain, and store, and save

Society's rules
Transform us in fools
Who forget to reflect through the fuzz
And remember our call
of helping those who fall
For today it's them- tomorrow it's us

Joan Marques

Copyright 2002 Joan Marques