John Thorkild Ellison

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False Values - Poem by John Thorkild Ellison

Where laziness and anger rule
The working man lays down his tool
The church is empty and the prison full
And there's no discipline at school,
And if you ask the reason why
The politician will deny
That aught is wrong with you or me,
It's the 'state of the economy'!
It's not a spiritual disease
(So don't get down upon your knees)
Let's blame it on the greedy bankers
And all the other silly w*nkers,
But let's not look inside our soul
Where there's nothing but a gaping hole,
The world is topsy-turvy and the fool
Greets common sense with ridicule.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 29, 2010

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