Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jonesing for Alternative Currencies (POW Prompt 2)

I've been thirsting to burst your bubble since
I heard the low-down we may be over-
supplied with a green-backed bird called Money,
that trollop spread-wide by aliases

A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound
A buck or a pound, a buck or a pound

To a layman's ears unlearned in the fine-
tuned registers of glib-tongued financiers,
it may ring up as reason to cheer with
no tinkling of trouble, but if Money

Is all that makes the world go around
that clinking, clanking sound
(they do say)

She sings, clangs a bit hollow when she clings
too heavy in alms of poorly wrung hands,
it's then well-heeled sit'n spins'll turn us about
to the golden-gapped beams of bankers mouths

For Money makes the world go around
The world go around, the world go around

And will till johns who hold little put less
stock in the tart pitches of slick-macking
daddy Street with his tricky fat pay backs
for the ounce of love he's flouncing to sell.

This piece was inspired by the Poetry on Wednesday Prompt 2. We were supposed to use as a model an Elizabeth Smart poem in which she combines a Biblical Psalm and a police report. I tried to mix a financial report and lyrics from Cabaret (in italics), but the economics got mixed up by the fun bits and ended up a little compromised.
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