On the budget

by joetwo

Take what you will from me

I don’t need it

Do I really need to eat, to drink?

To have a roof over my head?

Of course not

You have far greater need than I

Gold palaces soon tarnish

They need constant supervision

It would not do to let then slip

These things cost money

I know that we have been living beyond our means

To many sick demanding medicine

An excess of children buying shoes

Simply not sustainable anymore

Something had to give

We all have to do our bit

Except for you of course

For a king needs his palace

We subjects are only too happy to chip in.