Mr. Papaconstantinou, we all should know your name.
Hear tell that you made history, and stopped a crooked game.
As Minister of Finance, you said that Greece was broke.
The finances of Greece you said, were just a sorry joke.
So in a natural way, one thinks of Illinois.
It burns through dough it doesn’t have, ignores the hoi polloi.
Ranking last of 50 states, with great financial stress,
Illinois sure has the need, to exorcise the mess.
There is of course a way … to save poor Illinois.
To move up from the rank of 50 … rank 14 we might enjoy.
There are 13 states in Greece, let’s add one more state.
Illinois would blend right in, with financials looking great.
(The Random Poet:092316