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Roller Coaster Rhetoric

When will the cuts end?

An end to austerity seems further than the rainbow
And its dulling rays affect the nation
Increasing stress, pain and sleep deprivation
But it must be done they say

As if all will be well soon
With millions cast in doom and gloom
The hard working families, the deserving poor
Debt is their burden so tax them more!

But stop!

“The banks are revenue generating
So income tax would be self-flagellating”

“Tell you what, this is what we'll do
Close a library, end free food”
Balance the books, metaphorically speaking,
For at this rate our children wont have a Larkin
and an end will come to laughing

But they know best!

Sacrifices must be made
Allowances must be paid
The highest calibre of candidate
(An illegitimate mandate)

A double dip crisis causing the elite
as much trouble as a unreserved seat
On the roller-coaster of benefit
Brace yourself for another fall!

Copyright © Rory Clark

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