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Prada and Grey Goose
by Marcia Miller-Twiford
Friday, February 27, 2009
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Strutting down the street her feet encased in
Prada grey suede striped detail pumps
Her Italian leather bag clutched in one hand
Starbucks' Mocha latte in the other
She passes a tearful woman huddled
In the doorway of the building
Next to her office never thinking
How the woman could eat for the day
On what she paid for her usual
Morning pick me up beverage.

Meanwhile overhead a corporate jet
Flies over a quickly filling tent city
Its occupants not knowing or caring
That some of their laid-off employees
Are below stretching canvas to provide
Shelter for their children who are
Now homeless and finally realizing
What the word foreclosure really means.

She'll stop on her way home for a
Drink with the girls, end up having three.
The execs in the corporate jet will
Be sipping Grey Goose vodka
While wondering who'll be laid off next.
Children in the tent city will go to sleep hungry.
In a blink Prada and Grey Goose
Will be stretching canvas next to the children
All the while wondering what in
The hell happened, while Starbucks
Goes belly up.

© Marcia Miller-Twiford
2/27/09

 

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Reviewed by 000 000
My mama use to tell me of these times...now her stories are so real. Very saddening and many have never been without, and it is taking an emotional toll. Extreme real writing.
Reviewed by richard cederberg
a sobering insight that all of us will continue to feel the ramifications of until Truth and unity and love and fairness become the banners that all men/women fly over their lives.
Blessings ...
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
You truly express the harsh realities of what people go through right now.A well written piece,take care

Edwin
Reviewed by jude forese
foreclosure is when truth runs out of time ... well done, Marcia ...
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Marcia,
Powerful conscience and a real beating heart here...we are united by our separations, separated in our fragile unities. I love the commitment of your voice.
John
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
WOW! Your point is wonderfully made. Your poem made me think of "Grapes of Wrath". It's an old book, but I imagine there are folks out there today who are experiencing much of what the family in that book experienced. Great write.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Excellent, well written, reflection of too much of today,s
America, too much of today's world--especially that second
stanza. -gene.
Reviewed by Linda Law
REMARKABLE...AND I LOVE IT...AS I KNOW MANY OTHERS WHO LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD WILL TOO! Kick ass my friend... this is very good...and well written...much depth....lots of visuals... hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
WOW! you don't hold your punches...I hope one of those lands on the nose of the Prada wearing witch!

Georg

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