Francis Duggan

You've Lived For Seventy Years

You've lived for seventy years and you've never been in jail
Yet you are seen as one more who did fail
By Big Brother's self appointed judges of the World out there
Their judging panel big they are not rare
You've never harmed anyone in any way
And your taxes you have never failed to pay
Worked to support your wife and raise your family
Yet you are seen as one at the base of social tree
By Big Brother's judges who uphold class and rank
For inequality 'tis their like we have for to thank
By material possessions people they compare
Though not everyone can be a billionaire
That you've lived honest and worked hard doesn't mean a thing
Since Big Brother's judges the praises of your type never sing.

Submitted: Saturday, August 23, 2008
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