Dark Angels

Dark Angels

A Poem by David Lewis Paget

Their shadows stir and mutter

But too low for you to hear,

They often lapse in silence, when

A group of you appear,

They hunch down in their hoodies

Or they mix with the elite,

It’s hard to tell the goodies

From Dark Angels in the street!

 

They populate street corners

Sell their poisons down the line,

They wait for you in alleyways,

Give in, and you’ll be fine,

Their friends are dressed in uniforms

With batons, on patrol,

But ready cash backhanders see them

Under their control!

 

They have no moral compass

And in that, they’re not alone,

They sit up in the boardrooms

Hold the mortgage of your home,

They never pay their taxes

But they lecture you on yours,

And hold the nation’s flag aloft

As soldiers fight their wars!

 

They’re chauffered in their limousines

Avoid the ghetto slums,

But help their fellow henchmen

By supplying them with guns,

They hold a friendly congressman

A captive to their will,

And promise fair elections

If he’ll pass a certain bill.

 

They’re there electing Judges

Who consolidate their power,

For money is the way they bring

Your poverty to flower,

While barristers distort the law

On technicalities,

They free the dire offender,

Bring the victim to his knees.

 

They’re out there in the daylight

And they’re hidden in the night,

They’re constantly recruiting

Just to feed their appetite,

They revel in corruption and

Rely upon our greed,

The Devil and his minions,

Dark Angels of his seed!

 

David Lewis Paget


© 2012 David Lewis Paget



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Sadly a lot of people are able to do anything for "god money" :(
I think there's a great society satire (at least a satire about a part of it) here :)
The poem is amazing, technically speaking, the sounds in the verses really surprised me, great rhymes, and I could even "sing" it in my head. Great job =D

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It seems the world is densely populated with these "Dark Angels" in many guises, seeking to destroy everything that is 'good and worthwhile. Another beauty David....thanks! ~ Helena

Posted 3 Years Ago


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God! This poem epitomizes what's going on in America right now. Sure, this has always happened; but our countrymen are so corrupt that our country is suffering greatly for it. Great writing as always.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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For money is the way they bring
Your poverty to flower - What a powerful, damning yet all too true line.

The devil is no longer a bogey-man in the world for as you point out in this fine piece David, he walks among us in many guises.
Bravo


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Boy can this be sad but ever true. Done fantastically. As always love your works. :o)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Oh for the love of satire.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Great poem,very true and because of that, very sad.

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An outstanding poem holding so much truth of society, sad it is but true all the same. I love the way you write, it has such wonderful rhythm while reading. I really enjoy your poetry.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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A very serious and powerful thought amazingly penned in "the Paget style"!

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Sadly true...but fantastically written and thought out. Makes me think of "The love of money is the root of all evil." Will it ever end?

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Tags: shadows, poisons, backhanders, corruption

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David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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