IN THE RED
If everyone owes to everyone else where's the money coming from?
I feel the world economy is like a ticking bomb!
The little bit I have in the bank may suddenly disappear!
Maybe it's only a mirage! That's a definite fear.
The money seems to go round and round like some mad carousel
And who owes what to whom and when is very hard to tell.
China seems to have all the money, but if we all go bust,
Who will China be selling to? Somebody knows, I trust.
China's wealth depends on us being rich enough to buy!
So everybody's security is really pie in the sky.
Australia's growing pretty fat on all the mineral sales,
But what will we be selling if our Chinese customer fails?
I'm happy to admit that I am ignorant as can be.
I'm really quite retarded, at least financially,
But I have the nasty feeling that there's nothing there at all;
That we're juggling with a great big red, but nebulous, rubber ball!
Coins are rather comforting, the pennies and the cents;
They're only bit-players in the game but at least they make some sense.
One can stroke them lovingly, and weigh them in one's hand.
Oh lovely little money! You, I can understand!
RISE AND SHINE!
Refreshed we greet the morning sun.
If day has come, the night is done.
Sleepily we rub our eyes.
Each day is a new surprise.
All the birds are singing madly.
'Night has gone!' they whistle gladly.
Daisies sparkle in the grass.
Sailing by, the white clouds pass.
Happiness is everywhere,
In the sky, the earth, the air!
Now's the time to dance in clover!
Except for me! I'll just roll over!
Funny stuff, money! As for Rise and Shine - I can manage the first but not the second, at least not at the same time.
Cute acrostic! Yes, you're welcome to write a poem and link to my blog post!
These are both fabulous!
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