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What About Us?

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What About Us?


My father worked the plant as
his father befor.
We worked until are hands bleed and
are backs were sore.

History we made and many fine men spent there lives 
in this very place.
Founded the union.
we are the backbone not a copperate 
face.

Didnt bat a eye just said goodbye
catching the first outta town bus.
They saved there over payed asses 
but what about us.

The working class people who gave there 
sweat and tears.
A town inwhich the factory was built.
Old and young share bitter reflections over
stories passed down through the years.

More than jobs left with the closing 
of the factorys doors.
Pain echos from broken souls.
it comes into are very essense seeps into the floors.

Years of memories gone without a 
fuss.
They crunch numbers but were people.
You saved a billion but a whole town
ask's what about us?

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  1. Date: 12/31/2009 11:28:00 AM
    ~~John~~Now you are winding down your year (2009 ) of sharing your amazing poetry with us here at PoetrySoup. As you begin your New Year (2010 ) I wish you the best with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. I wish you good health, all the love your heart can take and peace in your life. Love and blessings to you and yours now and always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/30/2009 9:55:00 PM
    so true

  1. Date: 12/30/2009 9:36:00 PM
    Nice angry write! Thanks for your kind comment on my poem. David

  1. Date: 12/30/2009 1:20:00 PM
    Actually this piece reminds of the fall of the steel mills. Excellent write. BTW thanks for your comment on Angels Above it is deeply appreciated.

  1. Date: 12/30/2009 10:11:00 AM
    Hi John, you've captured the downfall of our system corporations putting money over the best interest of peoples lives. Not much love honor integrity in that way of thinking that's for sure. You hit the nail on the head with this great write my friend! Thanks for your most welcome comments on "To The Light Of Day". Keep writing and I'll keep reading! Happy New Year to you and yours! Love Light Patty