This piece is a tribute to many who lost their savings and reputation to МММ (a Russian company that perpetrated one of the world’s largest Ponzi schemes of all time). Fooled with hope, men favor deceit; trusted on, thinking that Sergei Mavrodi will pay.
Man, Man, oh Man,Earth breeds no feebler beast than theeStrange how your beauty has gone forfeitYour world deaf to hope, deaf to its deathDestitute of honor, deprived of honestyGreed gags you down to the deepWorry queries many but few answersMan, man, oh man has… Continue Reading “Man, Man, Oh Man”
He’s mad,if a man is after moneylike a fugitive on the run.He’s a capitalistif he keeps itby whatever means necessary –ruining anyone solely for profit. He’s a playboyif he spends itwithout a careon booze n’ boobs.A never-do-wellif he doesn’t get itat the dint of… Continue Reading “Money is Only Paper”
© Nicholas Gordon, 2020Born in 1940 in Albany, N.Y., and have lived in New York City or its environs for most of his life. He began writing poetry in the early 1980s. His theme is such a variety of philosophies and life experiences anchored… Continue Reading “The Market Runs on Greed”
You’ve dug a hole in me lesser in depth than Abyss. Leveraging I thought I was when I sought your solace. You’ve slept with me more as a pest than a jolly bedfellow your arms more gripping n’ forceful than a lover’s caress. You’ve… Continue Reading “Debt”
I recall you told mewhen we talked over the air,you would come to see me like a VIP.At Nekede, I’ve with fanfarebeen planning what to show you:an umbrella tree, a bloom here,a crooked path there; yonder a groveclose to it a wellspring, on this side a slopeon that a stream glare.Indeed, madam, I know nothingso […]
IDear Irony, “Tell me, my goddess.”What numbers have you laid sway?Is it the Wise – who derides Folly?Or the ridiculed who derides his mocker –“In all his insight and contemplative devote he isa maverick proclaiming without any result his knowinglike a parched lost vagabond in Saharathe thirst for knowledge had led him to drinkfrom the […]