By Tom J. Kennedy
It's UsuryFree Week, it's two thousand and thirteen,
Locally and globally the effects of usury can be seen.
Know that none of us is freed from usury,
Until all of us a freed from usury.
It is the usury that afflicts severe economic pain,
On all debtors who are paying for their creditors' gain.
These usury keepers are propelled by ignorance and/or greed,
While more and more debtors for help do plead.
Usuryfree creatives are leading the way,
By trading and bartering for work and for play.
They create and spend their own tokens for FREE,
Using IOU's, paper notes or blips electronically.
As locavores, they buy local all they can get,
And save federal dollars to pay off their debt.
Each year in mid-November, workshops are planned,
And we celebrate UsuryFree Day and Week across the land.
People gather in living rooms, kitchens and community halls,
To learn what is not taught within conventional learning walls.
Problems are exposed and solutions are addressed,
Proven models are suggested to fix up what's messed.
The usury free symbol - the Winged Lion Awards,
Are bestowed on pioneer leaders working towards
Re-building community, shopping locally and simply giving,
So that people everywhere can once again experience usuryfree living.