Fifty Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today;
We sold our children's future away.
We were told the economy was sour;
We need to go back to the days of Eisenhower.

Yes - someone spent trillions on war;
Meals on wheels or child care no more.
Forget that check from social security;
You will be working till your ninety three.

Serving happy meals to the new generation;
Spending 50 bucks for meds due to inflation.
Our friends in Washington had no choice today.
Either lift the debt ceiling or lose our triple A.

by Saint Eule

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Let's stop and remember Anthony Hecht, one of our great formalists, by reading one of his most charming and insightful poems.
Let's stop and remember Anthony Hecht, one of our great formalist, by reading one of his most charming and insightful poems.