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C.I.D.A.

by

James Bredin


People at CIDA seem to circle the globe unaware,
Give millions here millions there and millions everywhere,
They give grants, funnel funds, in their noble cause,
Like some international socialist Santa Clause.

Programs and projects in many different places,
Billions of dollars bound for their health and welfare cases,
Modern missionaries with $millions and a plan,
Everywhere from Kazakhstan to the French Sudan.

We have only faith that the money gets to where itís bound,
Canít ask questions in their distant holy ground,
Nor can you ask why CIDA gives billions away,
Itís all on their web site and itís all on display.

Itís health, education, human rights and the plague of AIDS,
No nobler cause for the followers of welfare trades,
Big operation with socialist obligations,
Admiration from those at the United Nations.

Conferences, announcements, million dollar summits,
Bottomless pit where taxpayersí money plummets,
CIDAís long-term commitment to their opportunities,
International socialism for these communities.

Saturday, November 02, 2002


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