Sunday 20th August 2017,
Poetry Potion

Middle Class Empire by Charl Landsberg

Charl Landsberg 31 January 2013 a poem a day challenge Comments Off on Middle Class Empire by Charl Landsberg
A Poem A Day writing prompt… or those that think the country is in your and your kids’ names

Boxed up dream
wishes in a packet
production-line style

Shoved into a box
by those hollow eyes
that can’t afford to dream

Wrapped with cellophane
with those little pink polystyrene puffs
for only nine-ninety-nine

At a convenience store near you
call now
while stocks last

Be the envy of your friends
this season’s dream
a middle class must-have

Charl Landsberg is a South African poet, musician, artist, and academic. His work focusses largely on issues of justice for the poor, gender equality, rights for LGBT peoples, etc.
Rate this post

Like this Article? Share it!

About The Author

Comments are closed.