Moral Perspective

” We are both thieves
you and I “,
said the Man
who stole a Billion
to the man who stole
but one;
” we both took by deception
that which wasn’t ours to take”
said the Man
who stole 5 Billions
to the man who stole
only five;
” the difference between us is,
what you did is now your problem
whereas what I did
is now the banks’ and governments'”
said the Man
who got away with stealing
10 Billions
to the man
who got caught stealing
but ten;
” I disagree “,
said the arrestee,
” the difference between us is,
I had to,
but you wanted to..”
And at that,
Heaven and Earth
crumbled
into cosmic dust.

1 thought on “Moral Perspective

  1. Lokesh Roy

    This poem is a powerful satire on our present day mechanical system of justice;in the usual style of Louis Kasatktin.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *