Custom-Tailored Tragedy
(From The Triumph of Strife: an homage to Dante Alighieri and Percy Shelley)

He had a tailor make him up some threads
With his own way-cool boss insignia
While in Iraq his troops were shot to shreds

For lacking maps to his Utopia
That Congress had agreed he could rebuild
Once he destroyed old Babylonia

He called upon the carpetbagger guild
To do the “gold rush,” open market thing
Bypassing local labor too unskilled

Which threw the global stockholders a fling
Insider traders passing up the bids
To deal direct with cronies of the king

A coalition of corrupted kids
Which after the collapse would hit the skids

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright 2006-2010