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Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:01 am

state debt poem # 2

 state debt poem # 2

why stop at the museum, guys?
there’s nothing here we really prize
lop the lib’ry, what’s left of it –
no one reads so why not shove it
close the parks, let geezers take
their horseshoes to a cheaper stake
those highway rest-stops are a drain
can’t tourists pee out in the rain?
the zoo must cost us quite a sum
kids giggle at the monkey’s bum
let’s see, what other cake can go?
the schools! they eat a chunka dough
nobody learns there anyway
except to take a-test-a-day
the colleges? let’s squeeze ’em more
we know the subjects are a bore
we’ll stay at home and strike a key
avoid that high-cost misery
well this is getting quite a list
you can supply what I have missed
go tell those powers up on top
to keep on slashing do not stop
just smile and say when they hear grumbles
“that’s just the way the cookie crumbles”

©2015 Jacqueline Jackson

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