Stop The World. I Want To Get Off.


Stop the world....I want to get off

Global economy up the spout

What is the world all about

Europe's governments going bankrupt ask

Please bail us out

Politicians meet to vote

Then cancel out the debts

Starving 3rd world countries

People dying everyday they say

Please help us out

And what do they get.....I'll let you work it out

Stop the world I want to get off

The world's leaders have gone mad

I find it so sad

If the world stopped today who would get off

Bet you would be first

Greedy bankers would be last no doubt

Would the last one please turn the light out.

Stop the world it's time to get off

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rebeccamealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Way to go PoshCoffeeco. I like your prose. Especially the greedy bankers part!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

LOL! I've wanted to get off so many times. Seasons changing, time reeling have felt so dizzy. Loved the way this poem speaks such truth.

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poshcoffeeco 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

rebeccca and GRL thanks for commenting. So glad you both liked it.

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

If you're leaving by boat, stop and pick us up, we 'wanna get off too. HaHa Loved it. The economy sucks!

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poshcoffeeco 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

always ex....don't tempt me. Will let you know when.haha.

As always thanks for commenting.

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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I like this! Voting up and socially sharing. :)

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Loved this!

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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author



I am glad you enjoyed my little verse. Thanks for sharing it.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Superb! You've spoken on behalf on many! In the meanwhile...Happy Birthday!!!

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onlooker 4 years ago

Interesting poem. We do need leaders that mean what they say instead of false hopes and promises. Thank you, BB boy ") Have a good one!

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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Sunshine 625


I am glad you enjoyed what I had to say. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Interesting and powerful!

Beautiful use of poetry to outline the current state of affairs the world is facing!


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snigdha.s 4 years ago from India,mumbai

Loved the satire in this poem.Many of us can relate with it. The current scenario definitely makes you want to get down at the next stop before heading disaster completely.Voted up

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I think there would be a mad rush to get off! You've said it well poshcoffee! Oh, and knowing how things go I'd probably be last but not to worry, I'll turn the lights out!

Voted up and awesome.

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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I love this but I'll stay on. No matter how bad it gets and I think it will get worse I will not leave and give up. Believe me there are times I wish I could jump ship. Voted up and more.

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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Tillsontitan, make sure you don't forget. Just think of the power bill. Who will pay it ?

Moonlake, so you're the one ?

Thanks both of you for voting up, glad you like it.

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