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rememberish

i remember when life was deemed hard
and entitlement meant you could work as such
i remember when you could depend on your neighbor
listening to opposition without need to prejudge 

i remember when the smartest guys in the room
were the laureated scientists of Nobel stature 
i remember when t'was better to save than consume
and the supply side didn't come from Mrs. Thatcher

i remember when coming upon where the money lay
wasn't justified as reason to have a field day
i remember when MBA's weren't humanities masters
when fatherless children were the ones called bastards

i remember what's forgotten by capital economists
when caring for people wasn't a taunt calling communist 
i'll remember tomorrow what today's been cast away
that actions are louder than acts of morality play

too, i remember times, when there were robber barons
when peoples hardships where even more transparent
and men sold apples on the corner for a penny
children slept hungry, 'cause they didn't have any

food or shoes to wear, or even a bed to lay upon
and the Barons or Kings or Pinkerton's rings
made the future's prospect a bleak phenomenon 
only the fortunate few could pull life's strings

now remembering when men in sandals and robes
wandered the lands to prophet the peoples
to preach and to teach, to soulfully probe
spiritual concepts that all souls are equal

i remember that yesterday is cast solid in past
of stone or bronze or your own choice of metaphor
i remember that tomorrows promise can outlast
possibilities that we too, can become dinosaurs

© Goode Guy 2013-06-21

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