John Wren*

Look into my eyes:
Hard, Cold, Absolute.

A hunger, and no feeling,
Gnaws away behind there.

Born out of poverty;-
I know Human Nature,
Much better than you.

Enemy of the Toff**
Enemy of the Political Class.

I will organise Racing;-
And I will do it on my own terms.

Don't cross me:

Do it once;- I'll warn you;-
Do it twice;- then be afraid.



© lovecanbereal
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Posted: Oct 2017
About this poem:
* John Wren (1871-1953): Labour Party Powerbroker, and underworld figure. Owner of racetracks, and Boss of the "Collingwood Tote" (Melbourne).

** Toff: The upper-class "showoff" male.

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