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Comes the winter of discontent…

Wall Street, 1929

After the Fall

After the fall, we are small,
belittled by the event.

All our hard-earned savings gone,
all our money spent.

We look to our leaders for reprieve,
but they just scratch their heads.

Investments that were green as grass,
are now all in the reds.

We didn't see it coming,
just wanted more and more.

Buying more than we need,
and spending without score.

Scooping up scarce resources,
like there was no end.

Praising growth for growth's sake,
ignoring signals science sent.

Trickle down economics,
was going to make us rich.

It only made the rich get richer,
as the poor die inch by inch.

Like lemmings we all rush to see,
what trick will bail our boat.

When we should save ourselves,
and throw the scoundrels out!

Copyright 2008 © Ronald W. Hull


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Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Absolutely true and an excellent write too. You show clearly just how selfish, blind, and immature many of us are. We are just great big amoebae-like creatures who want, want, want it all, to consume it all, but the question is, how do we stop, refocus and begin again?
Personally, I don't thing human nature will allow it. We'll always want the the biggest cookie off the plate.
Cheers J'nia
Reviewed by Michael Guy
Boy, I wish I had the presence of mind to write this poem! So TRUE, it should be published in every local paper! Anyway, my sentiments exactly. Even someone on a "fixed income" like me had a small investment savings that I recently had to take (to pay upcoming property taxes) 'less its "market value" should just shrink away over the coming months.
"Trickle down economics,
was going to make us rich.
It only made the rich get richer,
as the poor die inch by inch. "
You are brave for printing the truth. I never believed in these lies, yet sill America seems to want to buy it. Obama should be leading my leaps and bounds, yet he isn't!? "They" must all be millionaires themselves out here in states like my own. {1 "Obama" sign in my town here and yet everyone is "poor" around here! Go figure!)
Later, mike...
Reviewed by Peter Paton

The root of all evil is the love of money, and the greatest of all sins in my book, is to be indifferent to the plight of our fellow man.

Scorching write that cuts the crap, and gets down to the nitty gritty.

Reviewed by A PAX
Timely and sooooooooooo on the money poetry! pax A
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Yes, the scoundrels must go, but will they ever go?
Enjoyed this Ron
Reviewed by Jon Willey
human greed -- certainly a demon seed planting bitter sweet fruit for runamuck egos to feast upon -- the green cast into our eyes blinded events that should have sent shock waves through our brains --this is indeed a most worthy peace Ron -- peace to you my friend -- JMW
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Superb poem that covers it well!
Your insight is spot on Ron!

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Very prophetic yet true....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by jude forese
craftily penned couplets on the financial crisis ... until we develop a new form of government and business there will always be scoundrels ...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
You've always been an intelligent guy, do you think that we are heading towards another great fall like that last one...I don't have much in my bank acct but maybe I should withdraw most of it, or is that how the bank got screwed up the last time...? Ed
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