Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Universal Hammer


If hammers are your only tool
Then everything’s a nail,
From taxes and entitlements
To owls, fish and quail.

The lesson for our fish and game,
And all our millionaires:
Avoid the measures of success –
Or say your daily prayers.

For if your work has brought success
Of monetary note,
The government will tax your wealth
To buy another’s vote.

And if your parliament is large,
Or recently has spread,
Obama has a hammer czar
With plans to see you dead.

So keep to forests deep and dark
And hide your every cent,
Or be mistaken for a nail –
And called the one percent.

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