Oops!… We Did It Again (merman’s ode to mammon)

Erm… hullo there. (This is rather awkward…)

Dear Reader, the stuff that was originally posted here has been removed.

We have done this because said stuff has since been included in one of our published books. We hope you’ll believe us when we say we’re not trying to be stingy. No, this has been done to honour the people who have already spent their hard-earned money on our eBook creations.*

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by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
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40 thoughts on “Oops!… We Did It Again (merman’s ode to mammon)

  1. Hi, Tony and Teti! Your elucidations on the “rat-race” of society (and its “negotiations!”) juxtaposed to their complete Biblical opposites make compelling commentary about life and its sometimes hard-fought struggles. Have you ever considered this for a song?

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  2. This poem reminds me of Emily Dickinson’s “I’m Nobody! Who Are You? I appreciate the visuals you used in your poem, though. Really makes your theme come to life. The imagined setting adds to the grueling message here.

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    • Thanks so much, Charlie. I appreciate your kind words!
      At the time of writing, I had just watched a documentary by Alain de Botton called Status Anxiety. It was about how people of modern societies tend to compete in order to climb the social ladder, and how much anxiety that can cause them. Meritocracy was one aspect that was covered which is the idea that only people with merit should be allowed to advance in society (usually those high up in business who are rolling in wealth and privilege). It was a fascinating concept that I had to run with in poetry form.
      I have no idea where the merman/shark skin suit imagery came from though. Perhaps it was a natural extension of the cutthroat image of business we often hold. Fortunately it all came together quite pleasingly. 🙂

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