The Chartered Healthcare Lord’s Prayer

Our father, who art in Hades,
Dread sovereign be thy name,
Thy reign of terror one,
Thy will be done on Earth,
As it is in Hell.

Give us these human commodities, our daily profit margin,
And forgive us our lust for yet greater and greater rapine,
As we shall forgive ourselves for trespassing on those with Medicaid.

Lead us not unto compassion and morality,
But deliver us from the Oath.
Thine is the dominion,
The rapacious power and the terror,
As we ravage the mind of man forever,

David Penner’s articles on politics and health care have appeared in Dissident Voice, CounterPunch, Global Research, The Saker blog, OffGuardian and KevinMD; while his poetry can be found at Dissident Voice, Mad in America, and Also a photographer, he is the author of three books of portraiture: Faces of The New Economy, Faces of Manhattan Island, and Manhattan Pairs. He can be reached at Read other articles by David.