Oh the grip the greedy lawyers have
In league with the corporations
Over every aspect of our lives
Including our charitable donations.
By decree investments must be safe
And returns to be maximised
Disqualifying the ethical funds
In favour of those most despised.
And though the progress on the ground
Is positive; Improvements made
Charity still boosts the coffers and backs
Tobacco, Alcohol & the Arms Trade.
So the rich win again
In their game of take, take, take
Killing off kindness, hijacking humanity
When will their death-grip break?
© James Bessant 2013
Comic Relief Accused of Investing in Tobacco
James lives in London and is hoping to get back to writing stories and poems regularly again. He also blogs occasionally.