Remember, higher risk reaps greater rewards
and where is your place on life’s chessboard.
Are you King of your castle, bringer of hope?
Or like a pawn, is the kingdom out of your scope.
Are you the bulwark, risk-averse trader?
Or hidden in shadow banks, a true imitator?
Are you fool enough as a “caveat emptor?”
Or do you follow tranches unto their letter?
Each crisis we have is swamped with nostalgia
We’ve seen it before, with snubs on algebra.
Like one plus one equals three, Triple A’s
To have, flawless hindsight in the coming days.
Are you creditworthy, because in reality,
You could afford high risk loans; What scrutiny.
They didn’t care, you funded their wild parties
They robbed you, without even saying sorry.
Default, default, and deprive any acclaim
Take the money, the cars, the pride, take the name.
But pay those late fees, lest no one forget
that two piles of trash cannot make baguettes
The government bails them out to save the (weak/week)
and still million dollar bonuses forever they seek.
Where was their failsafe, their margin for error?
their calculated risk on all said endeavors?
They passed out fake fortunes, like joints in a cypher
none understanding the meaning of cipher.
The debt one encountered was hemorrhaged, not bleeding.
None could seal the wound, it just kept on feeding.
The losses ranged from boundless to sorrowful—
Beyond reason we fed and kept their mouths full.
The naïve, blindsided, woeful chaps and lasses
But don’t question their insight, just drink from their chalice.
How two-faced they are, shaking hands and agreeing
Whilst through E-mails, they’re laughing so hard that they’re tearing.
They took advantage of us, while creating nothing
and from nothing to boot, the outcomes were crushing.
Homeowners, once proud, living in tent cities
Soup kitchens, food stamp lines, and none of them pitied,
Because everyone was hurting, crying, unstable,
looking out for a way to put food on the table.
And in the end, those who pioneered such debt
Took to the night in their private yachts and jets
Criminals of changeable fictional economies
The world on a stick by the rich aristocracy