The Day They Shook The Money Tree

Forbes reports that central banks throughout the world, in a frenzy of quantitative easing that makes Bernanke look like a financial conservative, plan to print trillions upon trillions of dollars, yen, euros and remimbis, by some calculations enough paper money, if laid end to end, to reach from here to oblivion.


Today they shook the money tree

And showered down the paper leaves

Upon the stony shoreline strewn

With tapestry of many weaves

The warp and woof of ages past

Of unrequited human toil

By generations now long gone

Released at last from lifelong moil

Now we, their progeny will find

That everything we need is free

And money lies in curbside drifts

The day they shook the money tree