“Bitter Medicine” by Maggie Sue Traynor

People in Ontario, prepare for the worst
If I didn’t know better I’d say we’ve been cursed
Tighten your belts, they used to say
A play on words back in the day
The situation remains the same
It’s nothing but a child’s game
Create a debt we cannot pay
It’s our responsibility, so you say.
As for the bitter medicine, we’ve had enough
Prepare for the worst, life can be rough
You have all these suggestions, but wait
What personal sacrifices are you prepared to make?
We deserve an answer, do you think that’s unfair?
You represent us yet you do not care
You represent the rich and the poor
Yet when we need help, you slam the door
We are in debt because of your choices
But when we speak up you ignore our voices.

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