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its the economy stupid

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its the economy stupid


Confidence it seems has gone astray
Ah what a waste they now say
It seems all those dusty case studies 
Must be thrown out the window
Now that confidence has flown far away
Should I just call up mystic Meg or pray?

Built up on false accounting by snake oil bankers 
The world economy crumbled
With the first adverse wind 
Revealing the nothing knowing man
Trembling within

To call it a recession and not a depression 
Is mere plaster work 
After the wall has fallen down
On us seemingly blameless ordinary folk

What if my spending plans
Contributed to the country defaulting and going broke? 
Am I to beat myself up for spending 
As if tomorrow was some silly inconsequential joke?

We did put all our hopes in 
The banking sector
Purely due to the fickleness of glamour
Now we are left to stew and simmer

A disaster a day keeps hope at bay
The pages we peruse for some good news 
Pander to our capacity to blame others and 
To never learn from even our immediate past 

The power of lines not carefully strung
By pundits that sell glamorous misery
Is a possible impediment to growth and economic recovery 
These are the holy attributes 
That our paper world stands on
That are as hollow as our intellect

How silly can we be?

Times are hard we are often reminded
By those who have and take too much
To expect no austerity
When the cupboard is bare 
Is to act selfishly they also claim
Despite them shouldering no blame
For the dismal state we are now in

Why should I care about balanced budgets and 
Spending cuts?
Will they pay for things I need but
Cannot afford?

I beg and plead for credit
Hoping in me my lenders do trust
They seem hell bent on making me bust
All the government’s plans have gone to dust 

Turmoil is endemic 
Contagious fear quickly spreads
No border is rigid enough to safeguard any nation
Or business plan bullet proof 
We just have to mend and make do
With ineffective sticking plaster
That is quantitative easing

I think I may need to read a horoscope or two
Fingers crossed they will guide me safely through
This disaster I believe I contributed nothing to  

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  1. Date: 6/24/2012 6:55:00 AM
    A belated warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Evrod. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol 06/24/2012

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 12:18:00 PM
    Or you can throw the loaded dice they've prepared for everyone... Nice analysis...Terry