Oh, Panama!

What a wonderful discovery that was made this week. A magical land that wasn’t supposed to be discovered. Where the rich can become richer and deny that they are. Wow.

Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “Wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:

Wordle's Words

Wordle’s Words

Oh, Panama!

Listen, it’s as old as forever,
stretching back to when Man lost
his first feather,
and acquired this thirst for excess.

He left the hell hole he plunged into after
molting, swearing he would never Fall again.
And with an impious grace, he perfected fore-sight
in the form of an off-shore shell game.

Never would he rest.
Nor would he forget
The riches he could wrest
from others in his debt.

Now snaking through many a corporate battle,
his plumed tail betrays its original rattle.

Randy Mazie

For a quick overview of the Panama Papers scandal, click here: wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama Papers


13 thoughts on “Oh, Panama!

  1. I have to agree with C. C. about your last line (or two.) I don’t think all “rich” are greedy nor are all corporations evil, but there are enough of both to make this true. 🙂

    Have a wonderful week, Randy, and a super Sunday. I’m in the throes of watching Stanley Cup playoff games, so in heaven. 🙂 Go, Blackhawks!


  2. As long as there are snakes at the top of the ladder there will always be a Panama – should we drink a Starbuck’s and Google their tax returns or just hope that when it comes to it they realise everybody goes out penniless – nicely done!

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