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Minimum wage

Minimum wage is a harsh reality
A tedious, numbing banality
Pays enough to meet the bills but barely
Almost tolerable if one's treated fairly

And with each work incident or affair
One must always be aware
That every wealthy corporate employer
For each contingent has a lawyer

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  1. Date: 10/21/2013 5:16:00 PM

    The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.......hard for many to get out of the rut of min wage jobs. Great topic and write! Hugs

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 10/21/2013 10:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you
  1. Date: 10/5/2013 11:25:00 PM

    This is nothing, but the truth. Every wealthy employer has a lawyer. The take home pay - don't even take you home anymore. No one can live on minimun wage, but the the people at the top are getting rich. I am retired now , but before that I never got a raise for five years. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 10/6/2013 12:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just something that I needed to write about. Thank you.
  1. Date: 10/2/2013 6:04:00 PM

    so sadly true. And I tell you what, minimum wage does NOT even pay the bills today, especially for single moms. Good one.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 10/3/2013 4:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea
  1. Date: 10/2/2013 11:31:00 AM

    True, true, true! Good one, Jon....Great write! :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 10/3/2013 4:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Eileen