Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.


You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...

PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads while keeping your ad blocker active. Also, did you know you can become a PoetrySoup Lifetime Premium Member and block ads forever...while getting many more great features. Take a look! Thank you!

Look For Solutions

Bernard Barclay Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Look For Solutions which was written by poet Bernard Barclay. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Bernard Barclay

Best Bernard Barclay Poems

+ Follow Poet

The poem is below.


Look For Solutions

I listened to the story 
of a car factory 
that was going 
to close down

Again I thought
three hundred workers
that are going to be
out of work

If only 
they would work together
Two years before hand
they knew the end was coming

They knew they had 
redundancy money
investing together
could they not, make

Another factory
they have the design skills
they have the engineers
they have the managers

They have the investment
all they need is another idea
another direction
another job

They said on face book
that in fifteen years
38% of the work force
will be replaced by robots

yet people still need jobs
increase the tax
perhaps people could get money
from the dole

yet then company's 
would leave 
for third world economies
where they paid less tax

leave the world to head 
down this path 
and you destroy 
your consumer market

!8,000 children already die
everyday from hunger 
and starvation
what future are you creating

surely the human race 
has a brain
surely we can create 
a better system

Turn people into investors
perhaps they can earn dividends
instead of wages
for the system to work

people need money
to buy their food
as jobs become 
redundant

We need to change 
the way people 
get money
society needs to think

use your brains 
we have a problem
how do we create 
a solution





Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 3/28/2017 1:42:00 AM
Indeed. Tip of the iceberg. Too smart to function I say. You are asking all the right questions to heads down can't hear over the roar of the machine. sigh.
Login to Reply