How much was it worth on the 12th?
In those days of brightly colored shirts,
Swaddling offerings for your favor.
How much was worth our integrity in those times?
And what now that the favors are so much chaff that the wind did carried away?
Was it worth ten pounds of yule tide pork?
Or the same weight in poultry, with a few toys in tow?
Tell me how much your soul was worth when you sold it?
Like a CIP token, complimentary with a home in Dubai.
Tell me friend, how much is your pride worth?
Is it worth another 5 years to retirement,
your reward not guaranteed when you are tied out to pasture?
Is it worth another 10 percent off the shrinking ramen salary?
How much was dignity worth?
A wad for a vote, a phone for your favor, your voice or your silence,
for a token sum.
Is it worth it now?