Treasure Island

Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


A Fair Wage?


The essence
originating
a pay packet
is lean worked
to the bone.

Fat trimmed
to the bone
is not too much
left unprocessed free
for the factory hand.

Both beast and employee
completely boned out
even bones are not
to be given away
sell bones to the dogs.

Bags of bones
made into soup
or ground up
for blood and bone
sweat is not nutritious.

Workers sweat through
orchestrated job losses
necessary efficiency which
provides company executives
bigger greedier slices of pie.


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Monday, February 01, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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  • David Beckham (2/12/2011 8:56:00 PM)

    Couldnt have said it any better. You have sincerely, fired up this piece in great admiration of the workings of the 21 century. The message is real and deep and trully enjoyed reading it. tfs 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Earl Clark (7/26/2010 11:48:00 PM)

    If they cannot bring the slave to the job, they will take the job to the slave. Teleportation of the middle class -welcome to capitalism 21st century. (Report) Reply

  • Chris Jibero (7/12/2010 2:28:00 PM)

    In this part of the world we call it 'monkey dey work, baboon dey chop.'Man is limited in his ability to help his fellow man but God is unlimited, and He alone can supply all our needs according to his abounding riches in glory by His son, Jesus Christ.A believer works to provide for those who do not have not for himself, knowing that his source is not his job, not his contacts, not his family or people he knows but God, his sole provider. (Report) Reply

  • Malaya Roses (7/8/2010 12:04:00 AM)

    Captalist shall explore all means to make them richer but since power and industry become stronger, the poor shall be enslave by necessity and have to bear all pain for a loaf of bread.
    May be my comment sounds so anti-capitalist but i'm not against Laisser-faire but everything should based on real human's need not a material beast.
    Very sharp social critic's poem. (Report) Reply

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