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Moneylender (poem based on Shylock; a character from Merchant of Venice)

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Moneylender (poem based on Shylock; a character from Merchant of Venice)

Moneylender 

You were rejected by your fellow man
A pound of flesh to heal your wounded pride
A just reward for squelching on a loan

Your hatred toward these men-- I understand
Burns deeply in your heart and it resides
You were rejected by your fellow man

They bully you, so now you take a stand
Measured by Scale of Justice you supplied
A just reward for squelching on a loan

You make an honest living, better than
The ones who cruelly mock; cast them aside
You were rejected by your fellow man

Losing your daughter, ducats and your land
Upon the law of God you have relied
A just reward for squelching on a loan

To write you off as evil was the plan
They persecute and fool you with derides
A pound of flesh to heal your wounded pride
A just reward for squelching on a loan

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