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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Hang on by Michael Rosen‏

People in power
Hang on;
Dont ask for too much
Times are tough
Don't take more than you earn
Hang on.

They say it this year
They said it last year
They'll say it next year
They say it every year

But every year
people in power
(who say Hang on)
get rich and stay rich.
They don't hang on.
They live for now
a rich now
and make others live
for a poorer now.
Year by year
these Nows
become Lifetimes
Rich lifetimes and Poor lifetimes

How many more poor lifetimes
will people put up with
before they cut rich lifetimes
- short
once and forever.