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Source: Adults

Author: Lloyd Williams

Title: Crippling Debt

Going back a good few years
A century or more
Those on top were pretty smart
To use religion as their whore
The church was given riches
To keep it mighty wealthy
And it in turn used religion
To rack up fear so stealthy
Men and women cowered
Saying prayers down on their knees
Lest they make God angry
Best keep Him appeased

But time goes by and people learnt
Perhaps God isn’t there
Those on top had a rethink
On how to keep people scared
In the nick of time with wars and fear
Along came century twenty
Fascists and commies running rife
Causing anxiety a plenty
Those on top could sit back down
The people once more cowered
The red peril banging at the door
An excuse for nuclear powers

But would you believe it
The wall came down
Time for another rethink
Before the people woke up and began to cause a stink
And what now is there left to do
To subjugate the masses?
Credit cards and store cards
And top up fees for classes!
Everyone now scared of black lists
Crippling rates of interest
The folks tied to the banks for life
Now that’s what I call progress

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