A Good Reason to go to Work
by D L Johnson
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This poem was originally published in Art With Words and the reference to Mr. Greenspan was made prior to his retirement.
A Good Reason to Go To Work
A quiet moment before the day begins
Gives pause and thought to what will,
And what could have been.
I liked what I did yesterday,
But sadly, yesterdays donít count
When the boss asks, whatíd you do for me today?
I towed the barge,
I baled the hay,
I drove the rails,
Man I broke my back today!
So you could get another day richer
I paid my taxes,
I paid too much for overpriced gas.
I paid for three others to have prescriptions
But couldnít figure from which funnel
Your rent money would pass
The trickle down economy
Was supposed to trickle down to me,
Seems it really wasnít a trickle after all,
More like an occasional drop.
Itís too bad the trickle down economy
hasnít figured where it should stop.
Your trick has turned to a drip,
when I go for a sipÖI discover,
Itís all dried up.
Now Mr. Greenspan wants to cut the deficit,
But his plan has a flaw,
He wants to cut social security which according
To my short and long range plans, just doesnít fit.
Boss called me in his office, had this to say,
"Orders have fallen, production is down,
And by the way,
Cut backs again,
Friday is your last day."
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|Reviewed by c lea harris
|I think we all have ou own reasons for going to work, even though most are common, shelter, food, car. I was out of work for over a year, I finally found a job, now I have new goals, getting caught up on bills, and to create a new for a car. Yep, some reasons are just a have to. I do dread paying for the over priced gas, espeically here in Michigan, at four thirty per gallon, ouch,,but that's life. Thanks for reading my post, look forwars to sharing AD. Cheers back!|
|Reviewed by Linda Newton Perry
|I enjoyed your poem, "A Good Reason to go to Work." I wasn't expecting that last line! I learned to love poetry in high school as well. If you live in Oregon, then you probably have an opinion on bigfoot. Like to hear from you. Comment on Bigfoot Ballyhoo. Thanks.|
|Reviewed by Lynette Bat-Abba
|Oh my!! This is the first of your poems that I have read and already I am hooked!!! Thank you so much for putting words to thoughts and emotions so many of us share! Hugs to you! Lynnie :-)|
|Reviewed by Ann Scarborough
|This happened to me! I've been looking for another job for over a year! 18 yrs and nothing!
Your pen is mighty when in hand, Dan.
A wonderful write indeed.
|Reviewed by Sharon Smith
|This is a very thought-provoking piece. Things like this definitely happen every day. You work somewhere for 20 years (or more) helping others get ahead, pay for their yachts, and expensive club memberships, and then you're passed a pink slip with your paycheck. I think the underlying message in your poem is all about being an entrepreneur and taking care of yourself rather than waiting for the great powers that be in government to do it. I agree.|
|Reviewed by Gerald Tate
|I don't know if you have thought of this Dan, but your poems would make great rap lyrics, especially this one. Although i'm not into rap myself, I suggest you send some off.
Gerald J Tate
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Well Dan isn't this the real world and happening everyday, no truer words spoken. Thank you, Rose|
|Reviewed by Kathryn Collins
|Too too bad. Still happening, Greenspan or no.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Isn't it a sad reality, Dan? Thank you. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)