I dearly love Robert Lowell's 'For The Union Dead'. I've borrowed the title, not the content.

For the union dead

There's a picket at the gate,
But he's twenty years too late,
The factory closed in '86
With 200 workers in a fix,
And what once made jars
Is now a park for cars,
So why the demo
Outside a limo?
What's that on the placard?
'Hey you in the Packard,
You sold out your members,
Reduced the plant to embers,
And cut up your union card,
Was it hard, was it hard?'.

Chris Fernie, 2006

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2006-08-29 at 20:04

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keith nunes
i like this and i also love Lowell's poem

Rob Graber
Like the title's pun; thought provoking!