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The Earth, once thought to be at the centre
Of the universe, has been carved up until it
Is now no more than a chip in a dangerous
Game of ‘winner takes all,’ where at the
Gaming table sit a handful of democracy ill-
Wishers, jealous of the West, its redoubtable
Success and all it stands for.
Rome, Britain, France all lost their worldly
Influence, ungraciously left behind by time
And an awakening new world and America
May soon be facing a not too dissimilar fate.
Who dare believe it, plans afoot for the De-
Dollarization of the world and yet, here it is,
The recently openly declared inspiration
Behind BRICS, an alliance of nations,
Including Brazil, Russia, India and China.
If global warming, global burning, wild fires
Encircling the Earth are not enough to ring
Warning bells, surely BRICS must be. The
Idea of a new currency threatening and
Weakening the mighty Dollar may appear
Far-fetched on Wall Street and in London
Right now, but time will tell, behaving like
Sitting ducks on the wild waters of Lake
Enemy may ultimately prove to be unwise.
The hand that reached out for our work and
Our wealth is preparing to bite off the hand
That fed and they can afford to, given that
It was we who enriched their ambition.
© Joseph G Dawson