CHEVREFEUILLES HAIKU BLOG
Deep lies the water
The diviner's rod twitches
Now we slake our thirst
THOSE WERE THE DAYS.
Verse: Once upon a time we were so wealthy,
Money flowed like treacle everywhere;
We were told that greed was very healthy,
For, after all, we all had cash to spare.
Chorus:Those were the days, my friend,
Oh how we used to spend,
The credit cards were used up to the hilt.
We shopped at top boutiques,
For we were fashion freaks,
And we felt not one little bit of guilt.
We said our grateful thanks
To those delightful banks
Who gave us credit without any qualms.
We simply got in debt
Bought all that we could get
And just ignored the sounding of alarms.
Verse: We were spending, spending without thinking,
Because it gave us such a lovely boost.
How we loved to hear the coins clinking!
Our chickens didn't seem inclined to roost.
Chorus: We bought the this and that
Our wallets felt so fat,
We so enjoyed that shopping therapy.
We loaded shopping-carts
At all the shopping-marts,
And simply shouted out a loud 'Yippee!'
The warning-signs were there,
But we just didn't care,
We were the Lords of all the Universe.
We were so fancy free
Drunk on prosperity,
And things, we knew, would not go in reverse.
Verse: Money flowed and still it kept on flowing,
The graph was pointing upward every day,
But everyone was borrowing and owing,
And things just couldn't carry on that way.
Chorus: These are the days, my friend,
Our wealth is at an end.
Our empty pockets tell the awful tale.
The banks played fast and loose
And they have cooked our goose,
And everywhere we see the sign 'For Sale'.
The hard years lie ahead.
We view with angst and dread,
The time that's sure to be a lengthy phase.
And when we're rich again,
Let's temper all our gain
And hope that we have all learned better ways.