There Was A Merchant Banker...


I was concerned that I haven't been bashing the bankers enough recently, so ...

There Was A Merchant Banker

I found myself recoiling at a banker's unctuous tone

That wafted through the airwaves from my radio today,

Bemoaning the injustice of a bad press for his ilk,

Defending the enormity of city bankers' pay.

I wondered at my feelings of revulsion for this chap;

Was this some knee-jerk class based jealousy or personal quirk?

I wrestled with my conscience as I pondered deep and hard,

Concluding that in fact this banker was indeed a berk

... and first against the wall, come the revolution.

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