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Princes of the Universe

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Princes of the Universe

Who do we think we are
Princes of the universe
Tin gods living out our curse
Stealing from another’s purse
Paying for our fathers’ sins
Hiding in our thickest skins
This world owes us a living
So we must take take take
And never be seen to be giving
Take take take eat the last of the cake
To hell with the others
To hell with our brothers
As long as we’re alright Jack
Take care to scratch each other’s back
We’re princes of the universe
Yes, we’re princes of the universe

©DGA 17 August 2011 11:28

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

32 thoughts on “Princes of the Universe

  1. Astute commentary in poetic form, Adee – brilliant (‘The Pale Blue Dot’ by Carl Sagan shows just how utterly deluded we are in this regard)

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  2. Sad, but true of so many, Dee. Very well done and expressed! Hope you are doing better every day!

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    • Unfortunately it is true, Barb. Thanks for liking this post. Yes I am improving thank goodness, but it will be quite a long haul from what I understand…

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  3. ugh…spot on bit of social commentary…the sad state of self royalty…

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  4. The sense of entitlement that we see in society is staggering. Sometimes I just feel like going to live in a cave. It really is getting to be too much….

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    • I always said that I would like to retire to a cottage on the coast where I could fish for food and grow veggies… or on top of a mountains and raise chickens… 🙂

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  5. Very well put Denise; your words are sad, but true. It’s the way of the world today it seems.

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  6. This would make a good performance poem 🙂

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  7. Good satire Denise.

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  8. Very astute, adee, spot on. Makes me so cross.

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  9. Unfortunately this is the way modern society views are .
    Your poem seems to fit so well with the hooligans who rampaged through London and other cities about 10 days ago. Mindless, thoughtless thugs….

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  10. There is such a sense of entitlement in people today. Most are people who never contributed anything. And it’s always at the expen$e of people that contribute.

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    • We see it a lot here in this country too, Carl. but here the frustration is sometimes understandable. I still say ‘education is the key’ here though.

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  11. Put it to music…you will have a hit song!

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  12. Thank God there are many who give as much or more than they receive.
    Without them, the world would be Hell indeed.

    John

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  13. I think we can all identify some of them
    Sad they get such attention and all the goodies

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  14. Well said, Denise!

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  15. Gosh, I’m late today! May I join the tail end of the line and say how spot on this is: and how I yearn for a society where we foster empathy.

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  16. We are as a people, very selfish, aren’t we?

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