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"Loan Sharks"

The fed’s say, oh yes we can,
while the people say no we won’t.
The bankers say yes we will,
as their cramming it down our throats.

Loan sharks of the Wall Street kind,
stroll down our busy sidewalks.
Dressed in fine Italian suits,
while pilfering through our wallets.

Adorned in all their finery,
they plan their devious plots.
To stuff their coffers til there full,
with monies we ain’t got.

They never take from their own kind,
they rob what we’ve yet to earn.
And spend us to an early grave,
from things we haven’t done.

Beware of wolves in fancy suits,
wearing glossy leather shoes.
They lurk in boardroom highrises,
schemeing plans for me and you.

They speak their foolish bantor,
designed to sell their lies.
Of how they plan to save our worth,
and return to us our lives.

The markets send their bullies,
who come with out stretched hands.
To cause our hearts to faint in fear,
from all their crazy plans.

They pursuade us that they only want,
a portion of what we’ve saved.
The nickles and dimes we’ve placed aside,
for those future rainy days.

Loan sharks of the Wall Street kind,
stroll down our busy sidewalks.
Dressed in fine Italian suits,
while pilfering through our wallets!

Written By: Barbara A. Carlan 3/8/2009

"Loan Sharks"

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Lawrenceville, United States

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I wrote this piece in the early part of 2009. The govenment bailout were heavy on everyone’s mind including my own. Sometimes the best way to deal with the anxiousness we feel is to write, so I did.

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