The Emporer Wears No Clothes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Rowdy Living Press

This poem is the gospel truth if it has ever been told, but few Americans will comprehend its real meaning.

The emperor wears no clothes,

His chambermaids have no hose;

No matter how much he tells us different,

And how many minds he endeavors to enchant.


The roads are crafted with bricks of gold,

So the story goes that we have all been sold;

According to their deluding myopia,

It shall lead us into a wealth laiden utopia.


All corporations and employment entities,

Demand proof that one can supply them with quality amenities;

This proof is garnished from attendance at corporate sponsored universities,

Whose course regimen may be accessed via one’s usurious servitude.

Then the person is hired in at an apprentice level,

With raises offered only at the whim of an extortionist corporate devil.


Why can an individual not create a generator,

That could be a cash percolator;

A benefit to both his enterprise and his family,

Allowing him to arise into a level of wealth on par with that of aristocracy?


The central bank eliminated the people’s regulatory body,

Giving themselves and the corporations an absolute authority.

Now their supporting congress can assume any sort of loan,

And the installments the masses are compelled to own.


Thus in the land of the free,

The people are slaves indeed.

They shall never see a return to prosperity

Until the day comes that they rise up to demand

a return to liberty's anointed heritage.


The sad truth is that they never will,

For the masses possess not the creativity or the zeal;

By masses who comprehend not they have been overtaken,

Who only possess collectivist views where all individuality is forsaken;

Thus the splendid emperor wears divine clothes,

Swear the masses who fortitude no longer knows.

Submitted: June 13, 2017

© Copyright 2021 H.L. Dowless. All rights reserved.

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H.L. Dowless

Tue, June 13th, 2017 1:50pm

Bert Broomberg

Good subject, good points you made, good poem.

Tue, June 13th, 2017 6:12pm

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