Gregory Huyette

Ninety-Nine Versus One - Poem by Gregory Huyette

Ninety-nine and one used to equal 100 percent.
However, math today is askew and I how resent
That the one percent controls the ninety-nine
And seeks to steal their remaining fruit rotting on the vine.

Once ninety nine was ninety-nine times one percent.
Now that one is 40 times or greater of all the money spent.
This 100% contains more powerful, greedy rich every day
As middle class suffers through more poverty and less say.

Many new millionaires and billionaires populate the 100%
While millions lose their homes and can hardly pay rent.
Our wealthy political leaders who fashion income tax laws
Take care that they and theirs are protected in every cause.

"We the people of the United States…" will deteriorate
To read "We the rich and powerful, how much we rate…"
Unless common man wakes up from his slumbering nights
And demands his rightful place in that 100% of his rights!

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Comments about Ninety-Nine Versus One by Gregory Huyette

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (4/21/2012 10:31:00 PM)

    How very true! Great poem with a lot of satirical content that awakens us hopefully. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2012

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