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A Yuletide Prayer

God rest ye merry gentleman Thank the Lord that you are able By devious manipulation to Keep the turkey on the table; All praise to those good bankers Who in spite of committed fraud Maintained the Status Quo For which we thank thee Lord; All hail to the Establishment Who in spite of envious stricture Have made it more possible For the rich to get much richer; Our blessing on the poor At this blessed time of Yule Long delayed may be the time They cease being so easy to fool. In humble display of How sincere are our thanks We’ll donate our table scraps To a couple of food banks; All hail the Brexit process For nothing is more surer The rich may not get much richer But the poor will sure get poorer; God Rest ye Merry Businessman Vast profits may you display All hail the secularisation Of this Modern Christmas Day. Amen

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Date: 12/3/2022 1:26:00 PM
This got my blood boiling. You are so bloody right Terry. The dishonesty and corruption going on in this world right now, not by known criminals or those on the most wanted lists, but by those in power and bankers and businessmen (and women) is enough to warrant there being more room in Jails for each an every one of them. You are right, the poor and middle class will struggle this year for any kind of Christmas cheer. THANK YOU FOR WRITING THIS. I HOPE EVERY ONE ON SOUP READS IT. ITS ON MY FAV LIST.
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Terry Ireland
Date: 12/4/2022 2:05:00 AM
Am performing this on Tuesday 6/12 at a Poetry Club - normally about 50-60 there so a good start. Thanks Wen.
Date: 12/3/2022 1:09:00 PM
amen to that, for sure, terry! well said!
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Terry Ireland
Date: 12/4/2022 2:07:00 AM
In Iceland they slung rogue bankers in jail, In the UK we've just lifted the restrictions on their bonuses. That'll teach em Thanks ilene