End of March

Looking down, abashed
As markets crash
The capital class fear loss of status
Nonetheless, some in that bunch will gain much
As a result of access to insider information
Or simply the ability to adjust positions and adapt to new market conditions
Such that forces move in their favour even during a credit crunch

The so-called consumer class
Don’t fully understand their plight – such a farce
On their minds – debilitating comforts
Their actions – faux pas, peccadilloes and digital stunts
Their wishes – maintaining gainful employment
Their worries – basics becoming scarce
Lives of the soon to be the underclass – alas!

Those without – the marginalised
Have little to live for
Since minus the virus
They’d still be facing the demise
So one wonders how long their hopes will last


Game of Throngs (vi)

People pay attention and worse pay with their hard-earned income to watch others attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges

Particularly when failure and assassination of character are the high risk factors

They’ll bet billions if consensus is that odds can’t be beat unless one pulls off a Bill Benter

So much that self-efficacy for most is a concept only to be explored vicariously

Self-effacing attitudes that breed cowardice through avoidance of shame

But in a world which is but a playground and wherein we must all choose to either observe from the sidelines or get in on the action

We’re all simply part of the game, so why not take more risks and at least live our lives to the fullest?


The Becoming: Dreams vs Realisations

If set on taking on a new path while continuing to head in the old direction

You might not come to a dead end but most likely find self in perpetual oscillation

So however well-meaning your goals and ambitions

If not backed by renewed vigour and determination plus hard work and dedication

A clear strategy and precision in execution with a flexible approach to allow adaptation

Those aspirations will simply remain dreams and not realisations


a point on perspective

Having many followers does not equate to being well connected
Just as having a million dollars does not guarantee you’ll be well respected
So try and focus on being educated
Not on paper but through action
For that’s what ultimately proves how dedicated
You are to a cause worthy of being celebrated


The Emperor of Excess

So masterful at facilitating a deal
You’d think Adnan Khashoggi was low key his idol for real
Always willing to take the risk, his credo was ‘whatever it takes’
Always wanting more, he could never settle for less
Charming as he was, he had a heart of steel
A true emperor of excess and what a shame, profligacy kills


Green Grove

higher levels of wellbeing
and greater social cohesion
these things we desire and dream
though we fail to design into reality or so it seems
the fabric of society is frayed at the seams

because when prosperity means having excess material things
nothing can rescind our instincts for acquisition
and where there’s greed, envy is green
but not the shade of something flourishing


Social Scales

The insatiable appetite of the consumer
Complements constant innovation by the enterpriser
So to tilt the scales in your favour
Lean on the side of the creator