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    what if?

    there is a poem I once heard which I am trying to find. It is called 'what if' and is a play on rudyard kipling's 'if'.

    I can only remember the first line... "if governments about you are losing money and blaming it on you."

    I think it is by a guy called benagmin zephania (sp)

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    This is it.
    This is Benjamin Zephaniah's take on Rudyard Kiplings 'If'.


    If you can keep your money when governments about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust your neighbour when they trust not you
    And they be very nosy too;
    If you can await the warm delights of summer
    Then summer comes and goes with sun not seen,
    And pay so much for drinking water
    Knowing that the water is unclean.

    If you seek peace in times of war creation,
    And you can see that oil merchants are to blame,
    If you can meet a pimp or politician,
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you cannot bear dis-united nations
    And you think this new world order is a trick,
    If you've ever tried to build good race relations,
    And watch bad policing mess your work up quick.

    If you can make one heap of all your savings
    And risk buying a small house and plot,
    Then sit back and watch the economy inflating
    Then have to deal with the negative equity you've got;
    If you can force your mind and body to continue
    When all the social services have gone,
    If you struggle on when there is nothing in you,
    Except the knowledge that justice can be wrong.

    If you can speak the truth to common people
    Or walk with Kings and Queens and live no lie,
    If you can see how power can be evil
    And know that every censor is a spy;
    If you can fill an unforgiving lifetime
    With years of working hard to make ends meet,
    You may not be wealthy but I am sure you will find
    That you can hold your head high as you walk the streets

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    that's the one. Thanks

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    No probs.

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