Monday, July 30, 2012



Well I never! What do I see?
A Volkswagen covered in filigree!
A mechanical object in disguise
Right before my very eyes!
One so dainty, one that's tough;
But is the filigree strong enough?
What will happen in a storm?
What will keep the driver warm?
Will the 'lace' keep out the rain?
A lot of loss for a little gain.

(A plea from a little old lady in Australia)

Greece and Italy and Ireland have to borrow to keep afloat,
But surely all this borrowing is, still more, rocking the boat!
It's playing roulette with credit cards, juggling them about,
Hoping hard that none of them will ever catch you out.
It's robbing Peter to pay Paul and all that sort of thing;
It's playing that old 'adage' game of the roundabout and the swing.
I'm only an Aussie Granny, and quite ignorant, after all,
But it seems to me more borrowing will send you to the wall.
Those clever financial people all seem to have agreed
That further borrowing of some sort is what you badly need.
I find this quite perplexing, and horrifying too,
Because , if you go down the gurgler, I'll be following you!
'Live within your means' was something I was always taught;
'Cut your coat according to your cloth'.....another smart retort.
'Neither a borrower nor lender be' was pretty good advice.
Didn't your Mothers teach you that we have to pay the price
If we squander and we gamble and we just live for today?
I'd be happy if someone clever made this worry go away!


Meoww said...

Love the filigree, bright yellow car. So many fun and wonderful things in this world ! Very nice :)

Liz said...

Cool find! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

Leah H. said...

Wow, that is very cool!

Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by..

Tito Eric said...

Can you imagine if the filigree is made of neon lights? Awesome!

Yup ... Greece and Spain are giving the other EU countries the jitters.

Cheers ... visiting from MYM!