Our silverware sold off to china
Politicians that float down the Yangtse
pay homage inTiananmen square.
I drink my tea in a cup from Formosa
but that name was sold long ago,
I have asked about Bombay and Persia,
and nobody seems to know.
Things are changing so fast
I wonder will it all last and what
will we sell next and
The Country of plenty is now
a room almost empty,
almost but not quite
it is not yet
midnight and the
has yet to toll.
© 2015, John Smallshaw.