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Knoepfle 10-16-03

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there was amazement
gold bars for the rich
who loaded camels
sent them off gleaming
through deserts no one
had ever heard of

at first no one cared
so we were surprised
that day the butcher
was selling lambs heads
charged silver shekels
when we had no coins

it got worse and worse
we ate the children
well no not our own
though we did in time
we begged send prophets
but no one came

we wrote the white house
they condemned all evil
said what famine

© John Knoepfle 2003

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