Make-believe Kingdom

News anchors breathlessly tell of the purges in Saudi Arabia, where the Crown Prince has arrested all manner of princelings who, according to the Crown Prince, have committed massive crimes on their way to becoming billionaires. Who cares? If anything, good riddance to fake royalty who believe they have been born to the purple when in fact they were created by the Standard Oil Company.

Who gives a damn
I know I am
Fed up with ersatz princes
Descended from
A desert bum
Who Standard Oil convinces
To let them drill
And barrels fill
With black gold from the boonies
The family Saud
Begat the fraud
Of royal family sunnis
Where camel jocks
Now wear silk socks
And swagger as if kingly
And if I could
I surely would
Hang all at once or singly

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