For some to be

For some to be immortal
Many must die
In warfare, conflict and battle
So leaders live forever in history

For some to be beautiful
Many must be ugly
Subscribing to fashion magazines
That reinforce thin barbie skin

For some to be rich
Many must be poor
They need to meet their payments on time
So the rich can get the tax free dividends

For some to have knowledge
Many must be in ignorance
Of the price they pay for oil, sugar and bananas
It would be unpatriotic to question these illusions loudly

For some to have power
Many must be suppressed
Some crudely
some by sophisticated illusion called spin

For some to be great artists
Many artists should starve
To make it more romantic that
Dead artists increase in value

Author: Ajay Ohri

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