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David Chalk

Human Rights’

In a civilised land
That accepts duty to all
Citizens have rights
Some great, some small

This is how things should be
To those who value
Truth and fairness
And justice and decency

But those who treasure money
And the power of wealth
Seek to remove such rights
Through deceit and stealth

They claim that duty
Comes before such rights
But they accept no obligation
For causing another’s plight

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IMF Policies

To reduce poverty is their stated goal
Yet the policies they demand
Always leave assisted countries
In a deeper, darker hole

So why demand policies
That always do fail
That always float like a brick
That, like lead, do sail?

Is their faith in doctrine
Honestly that strong
That policy must always be right
And reality always wrong?

Or is their real aim
Opposite to what they claim
Is it to continue poverty
And power to maintain?

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