Post more comments
Want a gift card for being active Forum member? Post comments and win $25 gift card every week.
Rules:
PoemHunter.com will be giving away Amazon.com gift cards (worth $75 in total) every week to first three members ($25 each) who participate most in our forum discussions. You just have to post comments on forum pages, poet pages or poem pages anywhere inside PoemHunter.com
Comments posted needs to be in different pages. Posting more than 1 comment on the same page will only be counted once.
Members can not post comments without being logged in.
PoemHunter.com has the right to cancel or edit this contest.
PoemHunter.com has a right to disqualify or ban member(s) without providing any type of reason, belief or proof in regards to any type of illegal activity or fraud.

Luke Easter

(Cleveland, Ohio)

Myriad Genetics Not Allowed To Play, 'GOD'


Decision! U.S. Supreme Court rules human genes cannot be patented,
And so the ridiculous request of Myriad Genetics shall not be granted,
Whereas the High Court said the company cannot patent human genes,
Now market shares of Myriad fell this thunderous rainy day of June 13.

Can’t fathom any company of humans are attempting to play, “Yahweh, ”
They want to decide who can and cannot have the right to testing DNA,
Of who might contract ovarian or breast cancer if you can afford to pay,
Those who cannot find out too late, unable to see another healthy day.

What is with a supposed great country where insurance companies deny?
Life saving testing and or treatments so shareholders profits climb high,
Therefore, causing less fortunate American citizens to hover in despair,
Because all are still not united equally in love, war and, “Obama Care.”

Many industry giants have patents and generic brands are against the law,
Approved by elected government officials who obviously dropped the ball,
Then again, with high campaign contributions flowing in like, “Tsunamis, ”
Anybody in politics care if little Tommy or Suzy never again see mommy?

How were HMO’s able to get many drugs off their lists of covered care?
Saving $$$ leaving the insured with one option, go without it if you dare,
Between lights, gas, utilities, mortgage payments or whatever daily need,
Our health care system is nothing more than, “Good Old American Greed.”

Why is it that many U.S. Citizens cross the Canadian Border or go online?
To seek medical attention or order prescriptions, certainly not to save time,
It is for one reason and one reason only, that of affordable, qualified care,
Is there any in Washington embarrassed that constituents have to go there?

Apparently not, since the stream of patients over the years have increased,
For this to be presented before the Supreme Court means it will not cease,
Crooked law firms, collection agencies & mortgage companies are not alone,
Add unscrupulous medical research facilities, they’re all right here at home.

Submitted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 14, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Myriad Genetics Not Allowed To Play, 'GOD' by Luke Easter )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Ease, Donald Charon
  2. Stream Of Life, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. It is mission, hasmukh amathalal
  4. I am like myself..., PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  5. Yesterday was, hasmukh amathalal
  6. Enchanted Moon, Regina Riddle
  7. Rain, Regina Riddle
  8. Life shall not, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Bereft, Natalie Evans
  10. O You And Go Seeing The Face, The Face D.., Bijay Kant Dubey

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Three times I had the lust to kill,
To clutch a throat so young and fair,
And squeeze with all my might until
No breath of being lingered there.
Three times I drove the demon out,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]