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. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.