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Francis Duggan

Jim His Next Door Neighbour

He says that he has learnt a bit from Jim his next door neighbour
That you won't become a millionaire by sweat and toil and labour
And few wealthy people started their working life working with pick and shovel
And fewer still knew childhood want and were raised in a hovel.

He says old Jim feels regret now at his poor education
He's been a victim all these years of greed and exploitation
For years he's laboured for poor wages and the work it was back breaking
And now arthritis setting in, his ageing bones are aching.

The World controlled by the wealthy few and the poor as usual striving
Just to live on from day to day they spend their lives surviving
And many weighted down by debt from the banks they had to borrow
And many far too many just survive for each tomorrow.

He says he's learnt a lot from Jim the old bloke worn and hoary
Says little gain in sweat and toil and he should know the story
For he worked for years for wealthy bosses, the work hard and back breaking
And now arthritis setting in and his old bones are aching.

Submitted: Friday, February 08, 2008

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