New Poems by Sangharakshita

This section contains recent (1999-2002) poems, not
previously published in any media.


The Economic Argument

The People of Denmark Reject the Euro 28th September 2000

"The economic argument
Is sure to win the day"
Said businessman to banker,
And who more wise than they?

Oh could they not remember
What long ago was said
By him they call their master:
"Man lives not just by bread"?

The bread may be well buttered
On both sides, but even so
In tones of proud defiance
The Viking breed shouts "No!"

Oh may that shout be echoed
From Albion's doubtful shore,
And the businessmen and bankers
Rule over us no more!