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Best Sweatshop Poems

Below are the all-time best Sweatshop poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of sweatshop poems written by PoetrySoup members


Sweatshop Sumei Dead
She was only three years old
When she was sold, forced to   
Enter a world of slavery, 
Amongst other children laboring,
To glue on buttons...

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Categories: sweatshop, death, world,
Form: Acrostic



Premium Member In the sweatshop
Working for peanuts,
Peta was sewing,
knowing her garments
would grace Princess Grace

Working, still smiling,
the dollars weren't piling
up in her piggy bank
down at the bank

Working for peanuts,
but she...

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© Julia Ward  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sweatshop, business,
Form: Rhyme
My Sweatshop
We open at 5 and close at sunset 
I expect a lot of production, I provide water and towels for sweat 
A complimentary lunch that...

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Categories: sweatshop, funny, satire, song-me, business, me,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member PROPS
We struggle through life, through the stress, through the strife, it cuts like a knife but onward we travel crawling through the dirt, through the...

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Categories: sweatshop, beautiful, blessing, encouraging, perspective,
Form: I do not know?
An Outrageous Case of Illegal Immigration
An Outrageous Case of Illegal Immigration

By Elton Camp

We hear much about invasion from Mexico
But the U.S. northern border is the way to go
Aliens can, and...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sweatshop, funnypeople, people,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Monday
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Categories: sweatshop, life
Form: Narrative
Everything Is Not As It Seems
Back in '63,
I remember vividly,
only 6 years old,
and watching our
black and white tv,
showing Lee Harvey Oswald
being escorted down the hall,
handcuffed and under arrest,
when out of...

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Categories: sweatshop, allusion, america, remember, , memorial,
Form: Light Verse
Why Not To Have That Hamburger
Why Not to Have That Hamburger

By Elton Camp

Of course I like the taste of hamburger just fine
But in here, to explain why to avoid it,...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sweatshop, food,
Form: Rhyme
True Romance
Once upon a time...a female aquaintance asked me if I could write a piece that 
represented a fairytale, idealised-type view of romance from a female...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sweatshop, imagination, life, love, me, romance, me,
Form: Verse
On Occurrence in New York at four forty-five PM on March 25th 1911
An Occurrence in New York at 4.45 pm on March 25th, 1911

True faith, liberty, the flag,  our holy soil!
Is it the cause that grants...

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Categories: sweatshop, fire, new york, youth,
Form: Free verse
World Leaders Respect
The world needs leaders, that it can respect,
lying to people builds distrust,
granted people can and do make up false beliefs,
conspiracy theories, 

The Russian people turned...

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Categories: sweatshop, inspiration, international,
Form: Narrative
Elusive fate of Africa
Six decades after the slavers were gone
Came along the dragon
With fire to melt our mineral ore, trees to chop
And heat for a sweatshop
Politicians shake hands...

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Categories: sweatshop, africa, america, pain, peace, political, poverty,
Form: Free verse