Trees of emerald and expectations,
taking root in dirt and damnation,
grow fruits flowing full of flirtation.
Children complain of chapped lips,
clinging to women's waning hips
as drunkards are in dire need of one last fix.
Suffering stomachs grumble
and morose mouths mumble
of a society that continues to crumble:
Demanding water of a well they dried,
without any tears, the people cried
for their way of life had died
in a world governed by greed,
while the people bleed
blood of toil and seed.
But power is now paper green,
and the forlorn farms stay pristine
while the people are lying in between
Inspired by *The Grapes of Wrath* by John Steinbeck
— The End —