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or The Child of Spring Condemned to the Sweat Shop "Who would fardels bear to grunt and sweat under a weary life?" --a noble prince who never in his entire life has grunted once or broken a sweat, save on his throne every day sh*tting "Approximately 88 percent of the wealth created last year went to the one percent rich as opposed to half the world’s poor (3.7 billion people), who saw no increase in their income. . . . This is an economy for the one percent at the cost of the 99 percent. . . ." --The International News "The gross federal debt of the United States has surpassed $29,000,000,000,000." --The Peter G. Peterson Foundation "My, how I love all your new granite counter tops! Why, never have I seen so many walk-in closets stacked with shoes! Sigh, I wish I had an SUV like yours!" --one of your countless admirers * * * Oh, there yet is a clique in a niche Here entitled "The One Percent Rich" Which enslaves every child Either docile or mild To a credit card you fail to pitch * * * Dedicated with Respect for the children of today and tomorrow who according to the Theory of Probability shall waste a lifetime in an effort to never pay off the global debt ever possessed by the rich who own practically everything including the United States and all of you who occasionally retaliate by calling the top one percent a dirty name but in reality you much prefer the rich as The Gods of Your Idolatry Limerick February 9, 2022 "The Sweat Shop" Poetry Contest Kai Michael Neumann

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