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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Scandal at the World Bank

Scandal at the World Bank


James Bredin

Scandal at the World Bank about a lot of wasted dough,
Billions disappeared and they pretend they don’t even know,
Because they’re isolated and arrogant and way up high,
Shovelled loans never paid back to those high up in the sky.

But they have programs to promote democracy they say,
They have their own secret agenda that they never display,
Projects without supervision where no one really cares,
Funding for friendly dictators where results are never compared.

They trot out a list of successes to justify their existence,
Pompously pretending in their constant arrogant persistence,
Funding for every two-bit UN failed state they can find,
Friends of friends and no Swiss-account dictator is ever maligned.

Bureaucrats and consultants here and there and everywhere,
No one held accountable in this vast UN swindle affair,
Where kickbacks and embezzlement are never revealed,
House cleaning not allowed at the UN and everything concealed.

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