Friday, June 16, 2006

pomes of buddy don: Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

Welfare as we know it was remodeled
There's no free lunch in our land of the free!
Welfare recipients will not be coddled
No matter how hungry or poor they be.

We put them on a timeline so they'd know
There is no Santa Clause, no welfare elves –
We labored to explain the quid pro quo
They must decide to sink or swim themselves

We showed them tough love with no regrets
Insisted working was a fact of life.
So why are the Iraqis pampered pets?
Should they not have to handle their own strife?

It's time to get tough with them, let them know –
They'll have to sink or swim, for we must go!

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1 comment:

Anne Johnson said...

I member readin a column by David Brooks where he sed this be a grate country cuz only 25 percent of wimmens live under the poverty line.

No good in math, but that does be 1 in 4, right?

PS - Settin far to a hole newspaper will cause yer smoke detectors to beep.