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Sweatshop Poems

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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 with eyes closed, as few hands get oiled
So they build the castles, as the majority...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, africa, america, pain, peace, political, poverty, slavery,
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 against the Czar
because they believed, that Rasputin
was telling the Czarette and the Czar 
how to...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, inspiration, international,
Form: Narrative
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 gravel while watching our lives unravel.

As we go on the prowl, on our faces there's...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, beautiful, blessing, encouraging, perspective,
Form: I do not know?
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 the martyr’s crown?
Should martyrs owe this crown to tyrants or some evil foe?
Are  banality,...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, fire, new york, youth,
Form: Free verse
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 the blue
Jack Ruby walks up and
shoots him in the chest,
I was little, but knew in...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, allusion, america, remember, , memorial,
Form: Light Verse



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 wasn't a monkey
Shame on the 'monkeys'
without shame on their face.



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Categories: sweatshop, business,
Form: Rhyme
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 or “flair,” to
Sew pockets on shirts she’ll never wear, or
Hats she’ll never own, a clothing...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, death, world,
Form: Acrostic
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, I’m tryin’
One burger can contain dioxin 300 times more 
Than the “safe” level that doctors...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, food,
Form: Rhyme
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 do, cross with greatest ease
For proof, here’s an example of one of these

There is a...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, funnypeople, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Monday
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Categories: sweatshop, life
Form: Narrative



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 comes in a can 
There is a choice of ham or turkey made from SPAM...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, funny, satire, song-me, business, me,
Form: Ballad
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 
perspective. (Hey, look, it's not the weirdest thing I've ever been asked to do). 
Anyway,...Read More
Categories: sweatshop, imagination, life, love, me, romance, me, romance,
Form: Verse