Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Social Classes

When I was a child I was destitute
My family had nothing in the way of loot
But I never lost sight of the American Dream
I knew someday I would rise to the top like cream

As soon as I became a strong young man
I got me a job working with my hands
I got a blue collar shirt and a yellow hard hat
I became a member of the proletariat

At nights I went to school to get a degree
So I could become a member of the bourgeoisie
Soon I had a desk job with real good pay
I could buy nice things and I liked it that way

I saved my money and invested wisely
All of my investments did very nicely
Now there’s a Rolex on my wrist and Gucci on my feet
I’m a member of society’s elite

by Tom Meltzer ©The Princeton Review

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