The wealthy, monied aristocracy
causes those of the petite bourgeoisie
to be afraid of those in poverty,
to whom those in the economic centre
may, one unhappy day, have to descend.
Those in the lower social echelons
dream, one day, of ascending to the top;
but those already there would have them stop
for fear that they would, one day, them usurp.
Still, the rich promote the American dream.
In their deceptiveness, they’d make it seem
that anyone financially can rise,
to make them work more tirelessly…what lies!…
for their employers; yet, nothing comes of
this extra work. Hence, this misguided love
of all things monetary blinds us all
from the reality that there’s a wall
that separates each step on this stairway.
All walls of glass, invisible, but they
will stay there always, until we, as one,
decide to break them down. Then, we will run
up to the top, and tear the structure down.
Then we will have a world for all the people, not one of rising claimants to the crown.