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Easier it'd be to feel sorry for Greece,

If it weren't themselves that themselves did fleece.

Some folks say those were predatory loans,

As if nations like swells buy big pricey homes.

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Well, corruption there was, but a difference there lies,

'Tween finance ministers and truck-driving guys.

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So now Greece hobbles down hot rocky roads,

Having poked out its eyes and sung all the odes:

Relief, reapportions, reappraisals, repositions,

Repairs, rearrangements, renewals, re-commissions.

You would think with a list of options like that,

The banks pub' and priv' could cut them some slack.

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But it's a sure measure of what Europe's become,

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Philip Kraske lives in Spain, where he teaches English, does translation, and writes both prose fiction (novels) and verse.


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