Haven is what I want

Resorting to schemes that are convoluted and complex

Conniving with lawyers to create scams that can absolutely vex

Caring two hoots to laws imaginatively called GILTI and BEAT

Stashers of cash continue seeking tax havens and never beat a retreat

The one percenters who take pride in their opulence and an attitude devious

Make for a breed which when it comes to accumulation of wealth is unashamedly tenacious

Unabashedly, unreservedly and unashamedly tenacious

(Word Count: 73)

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #192

The Legacy of Gordon Gekko

While Facebook harvests our personal information to alter our innate preference

Google makes us fodder for capitalist consumption by zombifying our saner sense

Instagram threatens the spawning of a new breed of conscious physical and mental alteration

Whatsapp is not far away in casting its virtual net upon many an unsuspecting nation

Twitter channels the anger and angst of disgruntled souls in characters 280

Apple releases carefully researched “doses” of instant gratification, but for a hefty fee

Zuckerberg and Dorsey are the new Gordon Gekkos aiming to weave a fable

The attribute of greed is Page, Brin, and Bezos’ bottomless crucible

(Word Count: 100)

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #191

Capitalist Leeches

Like ugly leeches latching on to susceptible legs, satiating their appetite

Displaying neither manners nor etiquette and being irritatingly trite

Respecting neither privacy of time nor the fact that it is a bloody holiday

Abusing channels of communication just so they can have their way

When will these idiots understand what they are doing isn’t at all right

Will there dawn a day when they realise that their IQ is less than that of a Troglodyte

Troglodyte Troglodye just get the hell out of my sight

Troglodyte Troglodyte here’s wishing you a very good night!

(Word Count: 95)

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #189

Be Lazy

Arranging conference calls with a frenzy hitherto unseen

To plunging headlong into a vortex everyone seems so keen

Not even taking a reflective breath or even just a pause

Ah! the mighty warriors and their cudgels of a corporate cause

Might just help looking at the word languid

Am a changed man since the time I did!

(Word Count: 57)

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #188


Drowned in her laughter, I am transported into a different world

To her charms and elegance I am completely sold

Over frothing mugs of beer we spend hours totally oblivious to the mundane

In an insane Planet we are the only two who are sane

However there is one niggle that can never be overcome

The Sunflower is already taken thus leaving me a sad bum

(Word Count: 66)

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #187


He got himself a Maserati so it has to be a Bugatti for me and for society

His condominium must pale before my penthouse irrespective of the upfront fee

My children cannot step into the portals of anything that is not an Ivy League

A reduction in status will trigger a “thought besiege”

However, a paradox has commenced an assail

Less was peaceful and more seems the definite path to fail

(Word Count: 33)

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #184