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Be Free
by William Manchee

Monday, July 08, 2002

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America, land of the free.
But is that true for you and me?
Got to work to survive
In by nine, out by five

Canít be late, punch the clock
Work all day, shelves to stock
Shuffle paper here and there
Fold it, file it, mail it everywhere

Do this, do that. Whatíd you say?
Overtime? We have to stay?
Work, work, work, day and night
Got bills to pay, oh thatís right.

Tired of working, hate our plight?
Lets start a business, yes, thatís right?
Be independent, on our own
Not a greedy corporate drone

Come and go as we wish
Take a hike, catch some fish
No one cares, weíre the boss
Lose a buck? Thatís our loss

Now weíre free, free at last
Self-employed, what a blast
America, land of the free
At least thatís so, for you and me

copyright 2002

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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 8/31/2003
Would it were so simple.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 7/28/2002
oh Happy Moment! ?

Powerful writing, William.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 7/9/2002
interesting write......makes one think
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 7/9/2002
come and go as I wish? Oh I am lovin' that one. but can I make it the beach? Nice write William
Reviewed by Rachel Leugers 7/9/2002
This is a very interesting poem,
I like how you see it from both sides!!!
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 7/9/2002
Really interesting poem here, William..... Good to see you again....
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/9/2002
There's always more work and less people these days. Yes, I've been there, many times.

Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 7/8/2002
With all of our probs & headaches, I've seen nothing better. Great write William and even greater food for thought. Thank you.

Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/8/2002
Great write William...uplifting...nice to see you posting...;-)
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