Written on 27 November 2019
- FOOL’S GOLD, a Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Here is a short satire on counterfeit money ..
A Rhymed Poem by Alice B. Clagett
27 November 2019
Would you like some counterfeit?
We have tons and tons of it.
If you say yes, and Fort Knox knocks,
They will have what you have not …
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Who can guess with what duress
The Feds will put you to the test?
Confess! … unless you’d like a drubbing.
So I say: At the end of the day
It’s better to have what you make,
Than fake … albeit merely pennies.
Then, should the Feds express distress
You can show what you were paid …
And so allay budding dismay
On the part of every party.
I do presume to sing this tune
Of happiness without much stress
By being quite the opposite
Of those who profess to be lawless.
Heartache creeps in
When the heart takes a spin
To the land of the heartachy hard case …
Perhaps not the gallows
Yet prison will swallow
The years of our youth
Amongst the uncouth
Who did not know real bread
–from Link: “Fool’s Gold,” a rhymed poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 27 November 2019; published on 30 November 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-feX ..
Alice B. Clagett
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