Poems of the Week

It’s Now Easy Being Green

by Steven Kent

“Green Credentials of World’s Largest Investor Questioned Over Oil Industry Emails”
The Guardian

We said We’re all about the green,
The greenest firm you’ve ever seen.
You didn’t ask us what we mean
And now you try to shame us?

The corporate meaning of a word
Will rarely be the one you’ve heard,
And while I’m sure it sounds absurd,
For this we’re fairly famous.

Our claims might be just empty rot,
But green we have, and quite a lot!
Green’s money-colored—you forgot?
Hey, that’s on you; don’t blame us.