You buy one house, buy two, buy three
While world sinks into darkness
The taste of blood has got you, spree
Such violent repugnance.
Let’s eat and drink and, ‘morrow, dine,
Full of life’s richest jewels,
Know nothing of the world outside
Swim, sea of money pools
But you forget the suffering
That’s etched within the souls of
So many men who’ve gone without
You’ve reaped their very clothes off
Be sure you will not get away,
Deeds wicked, shallow, stupid
In proof that you’ve already paid,
My lesson here concluded:
For like the annuals that come
And go in just one season
You’re also withered, shriveled up
Soon die, you, like a heathen.
No one will care to speak your fame
No love behind your back, and
Not spare a thought, dead what’s-his-name
concern for you disbanded.