From Left to Right in Three Generations

If your great grandfather was here to hear
You, he'd pepper your ass with buckshot,
I'm sure. Crusty old socialist from northern
Norway, he'd hate how you cheat on your
Taxes and congregate with all those people
Who prey on the poor. In his day, these vast
Grasslands were homes for his type, refugees
From feudal bondage and poverty. Now,
Of course, everything's settled, and you
Are the lord. You have immigrants working
Your land, and you pay them nothing. You
Think that's okay. It's shame how you've
Become who he would have hated. You
Ought to be shot in the ass.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-11-19 at 01:50

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