Thursday, November 9, 2017


Disconcerting to say the least

We should have been used to it
Beginning late last millennium
And in the teens
Stronger economies
Stronger individuals
Buying up just about everything
That wasn't nailed down
And plenty of things that were
Of course some Italian ex-bureaucrat
Bought the Brooklyn Bridge
Never mind his country
Was sliding down the tubes
Faster than the good old US of A.
No use in mourning
The good old days our parents knew
Two cars in the garage
Summer home on the lake
Four weeks vacation
Only bankers have that now
And the Saudis, and the Chinese,
and the Indians
Like I said, we should have been used to it
Nothing to mourn when those little fellers
With the big eyes and little chins
Started buying up whatever people would sell

In some ways it was good
So what if the old train station
Was 30,000,000,000,000 miles
Northwest of where it used to be
At least somebody was taking care of it
And hey, once again, real estate agent
Was a good career

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