Recall America's huge robust middle-class
From the good old days that didn't last
Once hard-working, now jobless, they can't subsist
Our nation's middle-class strength no longer exists

Short-sighted greed has charted this course
For large corporate profits jobs were out-sourced
Rich high-powered C E O's who don't give a squat
Divided our country into haves and have-nots

With the majority poor and the minority rich
It appears there's no room for a middle-class niche
It's hard to believe this poor-rich extreme
Is what was perceived as the American dream

by Stan Cooper...4/18/11 graphic by Don Hunt

Poetry by Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2011-04-30 at 17:31

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Peter Humphreys The PoetBay support member heart!
Absolutely right, Stan. Spot on. Thanks so much for posting it. Peter

John Ashleigh
A serious topic, and a brilliant write. You make a good point, Stan.


Donald Thornton
Your poem hit home with me, thanks so much for the write.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Those proganid to beive in a dream , live in denieal , live a dream in a buble , then one day , the buble is prickt , the bubkle bouerts , realaty brakes throue , consuming one and all , that afecks this side of the pudle as mutch , muderling through , becomes the norm , the working class , know it ell , hear owning property was considerd to be a sighne of '' makeing '' it , eyes not on crateing a home , now all being dragd down in to the mier.
Ken ( D Williams)