Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Gas-Tly Dependence - Poem by Stanley Cooper

Food for the kids or fuel for their car
A most unsettling choice to be saddled with
If the kids are to eat, they can’t drive very far
It’s a choice now some parents must grapple with

If they drive to work for the money to keep
All their children clothed and well fed
They discover too soon that when gas is not cheap
They’ll just have to do with less bread

It couldn’t be worse for the average Joe
Whose bills couldn’t climb any faster
Economic inflation, this sad tale of woe
Dependence on oil is disaster


Comments about Gas-Tly Dependence by Stanley Cooper

  • (1/2/2006 7:53:00 PM)


    a wonderful exploration
    about the working man
    not many like that around these days
    great sympathy understand and compassion
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 2, 2006



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