Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 56,805 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Corporatism - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Politicians have long abandoned,
Their constituents to represent.
Lobbyists with bottomless pockets,
Show up like candy makers...
To know who they can tease.
And get addicted to lick,
Business deals...
To get themselves rich.
With a controlling every aspect,
Of anyone who breathes disbelieving...
Corporatism is on the left and the right,
With no in between in sight providing light...
That 'suits' dressed to address,
Who rules the One World monopolized...
By 'their' economics.

'I am going to vote for changes.'

~You already have.
When was the last time,
You saw a politician not wearing a silk suit?
OR spending less than a million dollars,
Trying to convince you...
Your quality of life is going to be better,
Than the lives they are not going to give up.~

'I am going to vote for changes.'

~I made some changes too.
Now when I vote,
I close my eyes.
Hoping that my ancestors realize,
I'm only going through the process.
And although I know they sacrificed their lives,
My choice to make would have been...
To stay in bed.~

'But your vote makes a difference.'

~I've been told that by many politicians.
But no one who owns a business,
Has every hired me on the basis of how I voted.
OR requested my opinion,
For the decisions they make that affect my life.
Have you ever met your 'union' leader? ~

'What does that have to do,
With the way I vote? '

Nothing at all.~

'You make no sense.'

~I've stopped making that attempt.
I found it too exhausting.~

Topic(s) of this poem: reality

Comments about Corporatism by Lawrence S. Pertillar

  • Gajanan Mishra (11/8/2015 8:53:00 PM)

    I am going to vote for change. good one.. but.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015

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