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A Loser's Lament
by Helga Ross
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It's the economy, stupid!


Gas wouldn't matter if I had a mule;
I'd had my forty acres, and I'd rule;
and cash, had I stashed it in my mattress--
Screw Wall Street!--I'd still have it all, n' God Bless.
Had I never let me credit-mindset
a mortgage manse for a neat shack, short debt;
spurned depression lesson from the old folk;
I'd be no punch line in the profit joke.

Who are these clapping malingering clowns
whether the Dow goes up or down? Some sport!
Some day they'll be seen as the bums they are--
that "free market" means I sleep in my car.
Yo! Tough times returning, boom and bust towns,
aren't new; just news to those who sell us short.

© Helga Ross 2008 

 

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/26/2009
A sad testament to what surving has come to. My dear father never believed in credit...if he couldn't pay for it with cash, he didn't need it. I'm thinking he had the right idea. Good job Helga.

Anna
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 11/30/2008
I like how you express yourself in this poem in terms of the way the economy is today.I enjoy reading it,take care

Edwin
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/29/2008

I have enjoyed the reading of "A Loser's Lament". Striking, stimulating and instructive poetic excellence.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/24/2008
Very well said and makes quite a statement of our times.

fee
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/23/2008
For sure it is going to be a rocky road ahead, but how it will all pan out it yet to be written...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski) 11/23/2008
Thanks! You speak for many of us.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 11/23/2008
And Until You Do Sleep In Your Car(If You Still Have 1) Tell Me About It...

Credit Illuminating Write...

TRASK
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/23/2008
well expressed poem for our time!



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