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Balladeer
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Economy is out of sight.....prosperity abounds
Living wage is going up.....unemployment's down
Stocks are at an all-time high....market records fall
Interest rates are low with opportunity for all.

World-wide conflicts rage but none of which we are a part
People who had lost all hope can make a brand new start
Everyone is quite well off and, even if they're not,
Banks have credit waiting they will hand out on the spot.

Happy days are here, for sure. Let's let the champagne flow!
It is the greatest time of life that we will ever know.
Our futures are assured so let's proclaim that it is great
To live in this fantastic year of 1928.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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I know you aren't old enough to remember that year..this is wonderful..funny but tinged with a bit of premonitional horror! I'm keeping my fingers crossed this doesn't happen!  
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balladeer: i love it (as i do all your work)... i've always been a huge fan of irony... hope to read more from you very soon  

sincerely,
jerome the boy with no brain
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Balladeer,I'll just echo PdV's remarks! The last thing I want to see is a depression. Great poem! -SEA
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Excellent poem! Though I don't think we'll be seein a depression.  But that's just my opinion.

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When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
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No, I don't think so, either, dovey. Too many safeguards have been put up since 1929. Just interesting to see the similarities, that's all. I thank you all.
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This poem was a shocker to me. I had known that it was a time of prosperity right before the depression, but your words hit me with such an impact, we just never know what waits around the bend, no matter how optimistic things look. Another great one, Balladeer.

Denise
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Great poem!  I think we can also liken these times to ancient Rome...before the fall.  It's rather unsettling.
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Hey, this is scaring me, pal! Things have been going a bit too well, haven't they?


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Great poem as always Balladeer
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Hopefully some of us have learned from our forefathers' mistakes...and we will not "repeat history..."  We can only hope!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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I've heard my parents tell the tales
Of those depression times
When there were no jobs to work...
"Brother, can you spare a dime?"
The ache inside me's deep, I hadn't
Noticed things were looking up.
If your life's full of happiness...
Brother, could you spare a cup?

Great poem, Balladeer!! (And you were how old in 1928???? *G*)
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You're trying to trick me - but it won't work - I know it isn't 1928... cuz.. cuz... um... they didn't have computers then???
Sally S.
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1, 2, 3 o'clock 4 o'clock rock...5, 6, 7 o'clock 8 o'clock rock......

OH, well now...this isn't a poem about the shooooooow.  

Mike, you never disappoint.  Well done, my sweet.  Thought provoking, as always.  
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'Deer - You set up this poem brilliantly!  It is amazing how, periodically, the other shoe gets raised so it can fall again.  Nice work on this.
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Good time to bring this one up? latearrival
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     Those safeguards you mentioned were dismantled  from the middle of Clinton's second term (at least) right through Bush II's second term.

     It's those regulations that were keeping us, at least to some extent, protected.

     If you get a chance, have a look at that article I gave a link to.  Also have a look at the Article that Denise posted the link to, which seems interesting as well, though not, as you might guess, quite up my alley.

     Get well very soon.

Mr Bob.
 
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