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Farepak – the poem!

Issue No. 2030

With Christmas a coming, shops colours ablaze
The shopping has started, there’s how many days?
Each worn shopper with boxes and bags
Some who have frayed nerves, outside with fags
Most shopaholics have saved up all year
To make life much easier, to buy Christmas cheer
But, there are others, with tears in their eyes
Their Christmas was taken, and no reason why
And all of these people comitted no crime
They all paid their money, they paid it on time
So now they will struggle, but never replace
Their funds, for Christmas, oh ,what a disgrace
Thousands of people, are all left distraught
But where is their money? Will culprits be caught
It looks like the payments, all sent to Farepak
Have gone now, forever, and they wont be back
But what angers most is, it really would seem
We all paid in blindly, to this dying scheme
Each individual, trusted this firm
With never a hint, they could do this much harm
We all paid in faithfully, right up to the end
Then waited for vouchers, on Christmas to spend
Alas, came the blow, they could not repay
So what about children upon Christmas day?
A bit of a conscience, someone seems to lack
Or is it, all of them, in charge at Farepak?

Sent to Sir Clive Thompson’s hotel in Argentina by school meals staff at Taylor High School, Motherwell

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