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The progress of opulence



The progress of opulence

that race to be better,

as within the framework of capitalism,

we climb the capitalist ladder.


And in climbing that ladder of success

some fall and find themselves in the gutter,

for some make it to the top only by

stopping others from climbing.


For the progress of opulence is a fickle game,

in comparing who’s got the most money,

And how much status is in ‘a name.’

But this is how the game of opulence is played.


And I see you climbing higher and higher,

and I see your emotions ‘of wanting’ on fire.

And I can see that nothings gonna stop you,

that’s until, you fall.


© Written by Dominic John Gill 23/Aug/2006