Treasure Island

Charles Tiffin Clegg

(lost in antiquity / California)


I met some very rich folks
who lived in Beverly Hills
Like everyone I know
they worried all the time
about the menu or how to serve the fish
The maid made a big mistake
last time with Ronnie and his wife
Nancy really noticed it
The fish just wasn't right
It came on a pewter platter
and everybody knows
the china is where it goes
Its very hard to find good help
the kind that look presentable
with a regal servants aire
no illegals living overnight
but trimming hedges in the day
that's seems to be okay

These folks provided everything
a separate servants house
The days off were arranged
but often changed and moved about
with important guests arriving
Newport for their crew and yacht
Some days even richer folks
arrived in chauffeured cars
They'd all drink together
despise the lefties, liberals
and just hate the socialists.
Usually its dinner
but just certain way
The servants maid and butler
were standing at stiff attention
Their eyes alert for any need
Its' just altogether too unseemly
if they were off that day

Of cars they had the minimum
Two Mercedes and a Rolls
The couple wanted something sporty
but had to live beneath their means
with only a cramped four car garage
They gave the servants an old car
although its been used
it had no dents but clearly lower class
it was two year old Lincoln SUV
So they had to settle
no room for sporty cars
but they are considering
that place just up the street
The trust fund would just do it
but the neighbors have big parties
movie people and all that
old money people would feel they're slumming
living very close to that..

Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Edited: Sunday, September 27, 2009
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