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Life Within Capitalism
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Give us your tired, weak, and downtrodden.Let us take them into the fold.For they are here to complete a cycle.The stories of capitalists told.What is the price of one human life?What does it take to sustain him?We cannot leave out his young wifeFor she figures into the equation.You cannot live upon the streetsAlas, here, it is forbidden.We own your heart as it beatsWorking will keep you living.Have you a need for water?For we sell that here you know.Money, here, not barterFor we take only what folds.Need your health improved?We’ve put a price on that,Any thing added or removedFor you, your wife, a dog or cat.Do you need a home to reside?There’s a hefty tag for that too.Any foods; fresh, baked, or friedCome with a tag on them too.All educators require moneyFor street wise, here, does no good.Even Santa and the Easter bunnyWant their payment in full.It is okay, here, you knowFor we take all that you can give.Any type of spending dough,All major credit cards accepted.Your money is greatly in needTo make this country go round.So let me count the coins that I’ve freedAnd figure out what you’re worth.So, give us your tired, weak, and downtrodden.Let us take them into the fold.For they are here to complete a cycleA story of a capitalist told.

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Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 9/11/2003
Very good write.
Reviewed by J. R. Corbin 9/11/2003
Yes. It's so sad that so many people actually have to work for a living. good write.
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