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A Loser's Lament
by Helga Ross
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
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.

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

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

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
Very well said and makes quite a statement of our times.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
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,
Reviewed by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)
Thanks! You speak for many of us.
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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
well expressed poem for our time!
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