An Honest Joe
I am not a cheat, nor am I an impostor;
I don’t launder money, I’m just an investor.
I have secret funds but I am not so rash
as to reveal the place where I stash my cash.
It may be on an island, virgin or deflowered;
with all that lucre, I’ll feel much empowered.
My business will suffer unneeded interruption
when our politicians blather about corruption.
They stop me from achieving further expansion
by denying my right to buy another mansion.
Then they’ll ask, in the name of transparency,
about ownership and not only of occupancy.
I am not responsible if the regulations are lax,
am just legally trying to avoid paying any tax.
I’ll entertain visitors and see them all imbibe
but those expenses are considered a bribe.
They call me a crook but I’ll have you know:
compared to some MPs I’m an honest Joe.
© Luigi Pagano 2016