(from Marx's Chapter on The Working Day)
"Heard say that four times four is eight."
"And the king is the man what has all the gold."
"Our king is a queen and her son's a princess
"And they five in a palace called London, I'm told."
"Heard say that a man called God who's a dog
"Made the world with us in it," "And then I've heard
"There came a great flood and the world was all drownded
"Except for one man, and he was a bird."
"So perhaps all the people are dead, and we're birds
"Shut in steel cages by the devil who's good,
"Like the miners in their pit cages
"And us in our chimneys to climb, as we should."
--Ah, twittering voices
Of children crawling on their knees
Through notes of Blue Books, History Books,
At foot of the most crowded pages,