The CEO’s Testimony

Wall StreetFrom the Poetic Asides blog:

For today’s prompt, write a confession poem. For some poets, this may come naturally–confessing feelings, actions, and/or intentions. For others, it may be hard to get personal. That’s OK; take on another persona and write a “confession” for that person, animal, inanimate object, whatever.

The CEO’s Testimony

I confess,
I bent the rules
and occasionally broke
them, when profit
outweighed punishment.

Those people,
my so-called victims,
had no business
signing documents
they didn’t understand.
If they can’t get an MBA
like honest folk,
they shouldn’t be applying
for a mortgage.

I beg you,
my very own legislators,
slap my wrist,
issue your fines
but do so quickly.
Wednesday taxes are due
and I want a bigger deduction.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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