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We`re all in this together

by  Midnight_Sun

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Word Count: 148
Summary: A tongue and cheek piece I wrote a while back; after the general election




My wallet no longer bulges
with notes and Condem are too busy
stuffing their throats
with foie gras and caviar
to care about where
my wonga has gone.

All I got was the milk
of feigned Ďhuman kindnessí
and in my blindness
I lapped it up.
Not realising it was sour
until it had passed
the eleventh hour.

Then the bitterness
turned my stomach.
Flummoxed
by their double speak
my situation turned me weak
as I used to be
a paragon of virtue.

I no longer need a wallet
and even closed my account
as I carry my money around
in a sack, making withdrawals
while my headís be-tighted
and I donít intend to give any back.

Whatís good for the goose
is good for the gander; as apparently
robbing is all the rage,
but forget bankerís bonuses,
there not for me,
but maybe soon Iíll be knighted.