Drei Gedichte zur Aspekte des zeitgenössischen Westlichen Glaubens

Three poems on aspects of contemporary Western belief

 

German Version

 

Gottvater Dax,

Der Du bist in Frankfurt,

Geheiligt sei Dein Name.

Deine Marktsherrschaft komme,

Deine Global Player Wille geschehe,

Gut für meine Geldbörse und den Urlaubshimmel.

Gib uns heute unsere tägliche Provision,

Erlasse uns unserer Gläubiger Schuld,

Da wir erhöhen den Zinsenszins unseren Schuldnern,

Beschere uns nur abgesicherte, hochrentable Versuchungen,

Und erlöse uns vom Harz IV Empfänger.

Denn Dein ist das Schnäppchen-Reich

Du setzt Dich, ob Rezession oder Konjunktur,

Über Nation, Währung und Gesetz hinweg, sogar glänzend,

Vorm Trade-Beginn bis nach den nachbörslichen Handel.

 

Amen.


City of London Version

 

Our Father FTSI                                               (Financial Times Share Index)

Who art in the newspaper,

Hallowed be thy anachronym.

Thy daily forecasts come,

Thy favourable signals be acted upon,

Good for our wallets as well as emerging markets.

And give us this day our daily %,

And forgive us our Chinese investments,

As we forgive others their arm deals,

And tempt us not with hedge fond junk bonds,

And deliver our savings from Bernie Madoff,

For Thine is the financial centre,

Powerful pound, and glorious bank balance,

In computerized markets, before or after tradings begin and closes.

 

Amen


Wall Street Version

 

Our Dow Jones

Thou art on Wall Street,

Hallowed be thy industrial average,

Your rising expectations come,

The winning deals be done,

In greenbacks or exotic currencies,

And give us this day another bonus,

And forgive us our creative accounting,

As we forgive others their tax evasion,

And tempt us not with Russian oil shares,

And roast Bernie Madoff in hellfire,.

Let Thine be the leading world economy,

And most purchased reserve currency, best AAA rating,

Throughout all your futures, whether strong-buy or put-optioned.

 

Amen

 

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