Joseph Narusiewicz

Gold Star - 6,688 Points (9/29/50 / So St Paul, Minnesota)

My Dead Fathers Dignity - Poem by Joseph Narusiewicz

Grandparents met in Japan after the war
A secretary and a soldier
A wounded soldier
My other grandparents were from Iowa
Raised on farms
Dad was a soldier and went to Nam
He was wounded and received a purple heart
Mom was in nursing school
They met at the University of Minnesota
Dad used the GI bill
I have an older brother and sister
Mom died in a car accident when I was 17
Dad died of cancer in 2009
He was 60 years old
They dropped his health insurance
They foreclosed his house
He was wounded for his country
I was not into politics now I am
Everyone should have healthcare
Insurance companies shouldn’t rule
They shouldn’t set their own regulations
Oil companies should not be subsidized
The rich should be taxed
Unions should be strengthened
Wall Street executives should be in prison
The rich should pay on every dollar of social security
The rest of us under a hundred thousand did
Any company shipping jobs should be boycotted
Put their names in the paper
Protect social security
Get rid of laws saying companies are individuals
Don’t let small businesses have to pay healthcare
Get a national single payer system business will thrive
Strengthen the middle class and working people
Get rid of any politician in bed with money
Don’t let the press be controlled by corporations
Get rid of right-wingers that are cronies for the rich
Every kid should go to college not just the rich
Break up the pharmaceutical industries
Strengthen the minimum wage
Lets fight greed with all we have
Fight lobby dollars
Fight food industries make them take care of animals
Vote for your kid’s future and every real worker
Fight for your country to be more loving
I will fight for my dead fathers dignity

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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