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Swimp Mon dreamin’

De national debt, it be in duh zillions,
But Swimp Mon, plan tuh spend mo’ millions.
‘E got no clue who be gwine tuh pay,
‘N still be dreamin’ o’ da long pas’ day.

De Swimp Mon ‘e jus’ be out’uh touch,
‘N nebber lis’en tuh City Council much.
‘E own word be tuh ‘e mos’ dear,
‘Sep when Fruit Mon wisper in ‘e ear.

Dem high-roll time still in ‘e plan,
But mo’ like foot step in da san’.
‘E same ol’ vision be cut in stone
Dat use dem taxpayer tuh pay dem loan.

Now da Gaillard Scheme be ‘e latest ‘lusion
Tuh be funded wit’ mo’ TIF collusion.
‘E tin’k mo’ ho’tel ‘struction fund dat bond,
But dat dream be wit’ dem tourist gwine.

Dem King Street sto’ still shuttin’ down
Be proof Swimp Mon plan jus’ be unsoun’.
‘E got no care dat dem folk be hurtin’,
‘N still da Wizard behind de curtin.

‘E ignore de plight when dem job be los’,
‘N jus’ can’t admit all da hurt dat cost.
De Swimp Mon act like ‘e got no pash’un
What dese bad time tuh de common folk fash’un.

De Swimp Mon ‘e jus’ pontificate
Fo’ ‘e lack o’ vision tuh compensate.
It be like ‘e in self’hypnosis,
But it all boil down tuh ‘e own psychosis.

‘E gwine stomp ‘e foot ‘n pitch da fit,
If ‘e don’ hab what ‘e wanna git.
‘E like de kid ‘n de candy sto’
‘Cause nebbuh be one tuh tell um no!

Dat City Council be de cruelest joke,
‘Cause ‘e ful’ um wit’ dem spineless folk.
‘E buy dem each fuh de fewest quarter,
‘N dey tink de Swimp Mon jus’ walk on wat’ta.

Chaas’ton need anudduh, wit’ mo’ insight
Fuh de common folk in dis awful plight.
It be no time fo’ mo’ Swimp Mon dreamin’
Tuh be funded by ‘e tricky schemin’.

Lee Walton

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