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
© 2019 michael d emmerich
© 2019 mikesnexus

2 thoughts on “The Banality of Corporate Deceit

  1. Pingback: Why I write Poetry | mikesnexus

  2. Reblogged this on mikesnexus and commented:

    I wrote this during a difficult phase of my working life … and sadly, it is all to familiar once again … it seems that corporate machinations are not for me … not saying I am perfect, or the easiest person to manage, and yes I am a work in progress and have been through a lot these past 18 months .. oh well ..moving on then, to what lies ahead …

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