The Banality of Corporate Deceit

values, ethics, morals are left in tatters

conveniently sacrificed on the alter of economic greed

moral responsibility is abdicated in fiscal matters

bruised and cast aside for their misdeeds

it's not me, just following orders

it's not my department

I was just the warder

its all in separate compartments

careers built on careerism and obedience

orders coming from persons above

no regard for others, expedience

non ideological, and no thought of the actions thereof

as good as saying the devil made me do it

its gods will

the cry of the uncaring hypocrite

is enough to give the victim a chill

as the the chorus beats its drum

and the new song cuts to the core

the new mantra now oft chanted has become

oh for a few dollars more


© 2016 Michael D Emmerich