Saturday, 7 September 2013

Rumpus in Olympus

What has Zeus got up to now?
We have heard that in Olympus
there’s has been an almighty row.
We know what caused the rumpus
that made us think of Greek deity:
it was a run-of-the-mill fraud
committed not by gods but laity.
Three men, who sat on the board
of a company, cooked the books;
they provided misleading accounts,
were exposed and labelled crooks
and found guilty on many counts.
The UK’s SFO sees the need
to prosecute the responsible group
whose inaccuracies, and greed,
have landed them in the soup.
The axiom ‘the camera does not lie’
doesn’t seem to apply to its makers
who were found untruthful and sly
and without any doubt lawbreakers.
© Luigi Pagano 2013

Luigi Pagano is a contributor to Poetry 24 and other website. Two of his poems will be included in the Anthology ‘Voices from the Web’ - 2014 - shortly to be published by UKA Press.
Olympus to be prosecuted by SFO