The Shake Of A Bucket By The Bargain Bin

Read and read again

JB Barrington

The knock at the door
The rattle of a tin
The shake of a bucket
By the bargain bin

What pulls on the poor heartstrings
Also pulls on the poor people
From the cross at the top of the spire
To the wealth beneath the steeple

From local parishioners to PR practitioners
and the clipboard street sales pitch
To where the rich tell the poor to give their money to the poor
That were made poor by the rich

See the glossy ads and clever campaigns
For a celeb spawned heartfelt plea
See the vacant stares of millionaires
Here’s the ad you won’t see on TV………..

“We need to bomb another country
         and we need your support
                so dig down deep inside those pockets
                        and pledge what you can’t afford

It’ll be a great day when our schools and hospitals
Have all the…

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