While junketing in Africa
Our senator one day
A friendly tribe did gather 'round
To hear what he would say.
Said he, "I bring enlightment!"
"Umgawa," they all cried!
"If you'd but follow our advice!"
"Umgawa!" they replied.
"I'll tell you how our system works,
I'll tell you how it's run:
We serve the public good by force!
And this is how it's done:
"If one needs what others earn
No longer need one steal it!
Our government now does the job
And people hardly feel it!"
"Umgawa!" they cried out again -
The senator continued then:
And we will show you how it's done,
And we will show the way,
So you may have Utopia
As in the U.S.A.!"
Our senator was finished now.
The chief rose with a smile:
"Thank you for your words," he said,
"Now stay with us a while!"
The senator was pleased as punch
With witnessing that day
The happy people at their work,
The children at their play,
As he was greeted all about:
"Umgawa!" was the happy shout.And now the chieftain said, "My friend,
Come see our cattle which we tend!"
So off across the pasture now
The senator was led -
But suddenly the chief said "Wait!"
He took his arm and said:
"A word of caution ere we pass -
Don't step before you look -
Lest, my friend, you tread upon