Of Snake and Tortoise 2

I have seen three types of thieves
The tortoise with a mask and a gun
Who screams your money or your life
The snake which crawls on the pulpit
And hisses, offering time!
The vulture which perches on the podium
And with great oratory beg for votes.

I have seen three types of con men
The tortoise that wears the invisible mask
And feeds on your greed
The snake with scriptures
That feeds on your hope
And the vulture with the mace
That feeds on your dream



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