Tuesday, February 27, 2024

the heyday of brown envelopes


Brown envelopes

It was a popular talking

About wanting easy work done

Through the government agencies

Brown envelopes

Those were the days dealing with agencies

The corruption was the tea-breaks

Out in the open many knew

The ACA then couldn't do much

The officers couldn't punch many holes

The big sharks could escape the net

Because of political connections

It was the small fishes

They could be the news fodder

But many knew too

It was just for show

Now it has evolved

Mark-up contracts or commissions

The layered cake caters to many involved

Hard to detect because it looks legal

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