Satirical Poems on Modern Chinese Society The Society September 5, 2012 Poetry Translated by Gary Pansey Ridiculing Social Status In Their Proper Places First come officials And then of course their boss, Next come the famous With so much dough to toss; Bodyguards hold down the fort, Execs and doctors fare well, Phony beggars in every port, Lap dancers crowd the stairwell; But last and least are you and me, Who suffer so incessantly. Who Really Has What The elderly scholars all trust in God, Hardworkers at times may just get the nod, Officials have power to use and abuse While peasants work land yet still can’t choose, But the big bucks belong to just who? The scammers and loafers, not you! How Hard the Road The political path is a pleasant green lawn, The businessman’s path is rosy like dawn, But the teacher must hoe throughout the long day, And in gloom make headway with society’s fray. Paraphrasing Marx The wages of workers are paid when they work; The cadres live high just when they smirk. Read the original from the Epoch Times. The above poems are all by anonymous writers. Related Post ‘When I Speak of History’ by Leonard Dabydeen When I speak of history I speak well; I leave behind the past where broken bones Lay scattered on blistering sands to tell Of atrocities that are m... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.