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All you bums of the world unite!
Now I don't mean the fleshy kind
I mean the ones you see on the streets
“Brother can you spare a dime?”
That must have been many years ago
'Coz you can't get a coffee for that
Might pay the tax on a small size cup
But I'm not even sure of that fact
What are they begging for nowadays
A couple of bucks or more?
That doesn't get you very much either
It will soon be a ten spot for sure
Really don't mind helping them out
These poor unfortunate souls
I pray it stops, this downward spiral
Before I'm in that very same role?
© Jack Ellison 2013