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On My Soapbox

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On My Soapbox



Banks have it made, they use our money To make themselves oodles of cash Then pay us a mere pittance in interest How come they get away with this trash? Back in the days of old Jesse James Were the banks as rich as today? Did they rip us off like they're doing now? No wonder Jesse tried it his way! Is there no justice, is there no law That prevents such obscene behaviour? Are we always destined to suffer in silence? Will the government act as our saviour? Again on my soapbox and rightly so Common man doesn't stand a chance To retire in comfort like our grandparents did We've all got big holes in our pants What if we keep our savings in a shoebox Will the economy crumble and fail? The rich CEOs, the damn powers that be Should be served and locked up in jail © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 12:26:00 AM
    Loved this! Even though I'm living in the generation where technology is supposed to be second nature... it still to this day does NOT agree with me. I don't even like using my debit unless it's absolutely necessary. If technology ever crapped out on us what would those digits be worth anyways? Though it's not technically as safe I like to my money (in physical form) with me. So I can be responsible for it...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/13/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You definitely an old young guy!!! And that's a compliment! You write as is if you've lived all of life's experiences and you haven't even hit twenty... amazing!!!
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 3:47:00 PM
    you've made some good points and have done so in a charming way!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/13/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are soooo sweet Ileen... a great big thanks! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 11:54:00 AM
    The last two lines are my favorite... Right on... I trusted people and lost my retirement... then the government took the last 12,000 I had left for my taxes on what I'd lost... Keeping it in a shoe box where no body knows it's there... That would have solved everything... Se' le vie'... At least I'm too old and tired to care anymore... Then Obama Care raised my insurance soo I can't go to the heart or epilepsy Dr.'s any more this year, either... They're pissed at me cause I can't show up!

    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 5/13/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    In my life things have always are happening. I'm alive and enjoying life. I don't get ruffled over the little things because there's bigger fish to fry. But they're not important either, in the long run. I'm happy, and crazy as ever. What's one more obsticle? A CHALLENGE! I'm good at challenges. Things could be worse. With every life change... there's more friends to make. I lost my job... I found you guys, and more peace and fun time. It always works out.. The only thing I wish I could do is publish a book on my crazy poems... But won't be able to.. But I'm a very driven and stubborn person. Don't take no for an answer... I just find another path to where I want to go...
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/13/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is tragic my dear Carol... can't imagine how that must have felt! It's amazing that you still can laugh after going through that! Love ya! Big hugs, Jack xoxxooxox
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 7:40:00 AM
    You are a rebel today, huh Jack? I agree. We take what they give us - at whatever interest rate that is. Can't put money in a shoebox though. It's too easy an access, lol. Enjoyed!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 5/12/2013 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's me... an old fart rebel! LOL Hugs, Jack xoxoxox