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its the economy stupid

Confidence it seems has gone astray
Economics?
Ah what a waste they now say
It seems all those 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

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

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