Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Socialist Stanza No. 10: Three Good Friends

Socialist Stanza No. 10

Three Good Friends


Three good friends met amongst the stalls

Gathered round the market cross,

Where commerce and competition

Determine profit and loss.


The first said, ‘Here people can choose

From this copious display.

Whatever they want they can have,

Just so long as they can pay.’


‘While it’s not so,’ the second replied,

‘For those too poor, that glitch

Could be cured by taxes that don’t

Impinge too much on the rich.’


The third friend had a better thought,

A simpler way to proceed,

‘Get rid of cash, prices and stalls,

Then let folk take what they need.’


D. A.

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