January 2012

Payday

06:08 23 January in Rhyme
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Master Fear

pays his people

in shudders and in sighs

signs his cheques

with “don’t you dares!”

with nevers

and with nighs

he speaks in sullen stories

he screams, and shouts, and sweats

and gathers all his contractors

like credit cards do debt

 

We’re hirelings

We’re earthbound

Must work

to live

to eat

and chance does not determine

which master we will meet

choose wisely when committing

your do’s

your don’ts

your days

the chosen masters’ currency

will surely pay your wage