(The Epoch Times)‘CCP Members in World Organizations’ by Damian Robin The Society July 20, 2021 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Human Rights in China, Poetry 5 Comments . in reference to an Epoch Times’ exposé We’re in the loop, we’re up the sleeve, we’re near the Party’s armpit. As high rank cadres we can’t leave, we know too much, God damn it ! Hard working, in-the-know, we spy in worldwide institutions. Nobody knows more on the sly about their constitutions, About their latest data flow— we know all that, you bet-yah— We’re one step down from CEO and that’s our raison d’etre— To seldom show up in full sight And douse the flames before a fight. . . Damian Robin is a writer and editor living in the United Kingdom. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses James Sale July 20, 2021 Very snappy, Damian, I like it! Well done. Reply Joseph S. Salemi July 20, 2021 The Red Chinese are everywhere. They practically dictated the World Health Organization’s responses to the Wuhan Flu pandemic. Reply Margaret Coats July 20, 2021 Good use of colloquialisms and a form suited to light verse. This makes the speakers sound like they’re offering confidential candor. Thanks for spilling their beans. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant July 20, 2021 The sing-song rhythm belies the chilling warning crouching like a toothsome dragon within the deftly woven words. Well done, Damian! Reply David Watt July 23, 2021 We have transitioned from ‘reds under the bed’ to ‘the reds they embed’. Thanks Damian for a lively piece tackling a serious subject. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour 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.