On Corporations

Umberto Romano pinterest.com

Umberto Romano    pinterest.com

      They would say
   Don’t blame us
      for the rising of the seas
   We are not the ones to blame
      for the rivers without fish

   the hills without trees
      the hurricanes without mercy
   the farms without any top`soil
      the air without any breath

   the water so polluted
      it makes our children sick
   the gas we demand at the pump
      that costs sons & daughters

   lives in freedom’s cause
      on behalf of corporations
   for their greedy profiteering
      at the expense of a populace

   too blind too deaf too dumb
      to recognize the cost
   we pay by our silence
      buying Monday’s bread

      with Tuesday’s pay
         I would say

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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7 Responses to On Corporations

  1. Maureen says:

    I guess we are all guilty…

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  2. Perhaps not innocent but forgiven . . .

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  3. oh my and oh no – says the former officer of a fortune 100 corporation – an organic entity comprised of nothing more or less than people – managers, employees, partners, clients and investors

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