British trains,
Make many claims,
But rail users these ignore,
And think them just a bore.

For passengers are only cattle,
But on TV executives will prattle,
And tell a blatant lie,
When they this deny.

But in reality,
They understand,
It does the law demand,
Shareholder loyalty.

So because of what the law does say,
Passengers must be made to pay,
They must every day be squeezed,
And the pressure never eased.

For to obey,
What the law does say,
Executives from passengers must take,
So they can shareholders bigger profits make.

In consequence, it is for passengers the future bleak,
As rail fares can never peak.
Profits should by law increase,
So the squeeze will never cease.

---August 21, 2008---

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