1.     seduced by cheap goods
        made by slave labour
  2.    generous loans for projects
       really too good to be true
  3.    Tibet invaded, natural resources looted
       locals displaced tortured killed rooted
  4.    Nepal gradually wooed via the poor
       desperate people have little choice
  5.    finally our world is focusing on just
       how invasive CCP tentacles are ….

d’Verse, Cadralor, Bjorn
– celebrating Abdulrazak Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.

tangled web from Pixabay

Cadralor, a poem of 5 unrelated numbered stanzaic images, each of which can stand alone as a poem. Less than 10 lines, and each stanza should contain the same number of lines. Imagery is crucial to cadralore: each stanza should be a whole, imagist poem, almost like a scene from a film, or a photograph. The fifth stanza pulls the unrelated stanzas together.



  1. A sinister tale you have woven here. I think many of the major world powers have much to answer for, and China is certainly no exception (neither is Britain, by any means, with all our dodgy arms deals and history of getting rich and expanding our empire via slavery.)

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  2. I agree!
    Pervasive, indeed.
    Your poem, SweetKate, is so powerful and so moving (of the heart). Your words can move people to compassion and positive action. Thank you for sharing this today.
    (((HUGS))) ❤

    PS the photo you shared is so amazing!

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  3. consumerist appetites will consume the world. When USA insisted on waking the consumerist appetites of the sleeping giant a couple of decades ago, it was the beginning of the end. I don’t think anything can stop its roll 😦


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