Did they offer you a thought
for all your pennies ?
did they want your gold
in exchange for a goose’s egg ?
did they swap your silver linings
for a sky full of clouds ?
Would you trade your last dollar
for their word of honour ?
Do you keep all of their promises
in a jar ready to use on a rainy day ?
and all of these things
they saw but they did not see ,
they heard but they did not hear ,
and they knew ,
they knew it all
but still they tried not to know.