Monday, July 21, 2008

House of Whores

Capitalist and fascists
Corporate dickheads
Running the show
Hardworking folk
Falling below
Walking that fine line
Between paycheck
To paycheck
Pull yourself up
By the bootstrap
And get your
Face slapped
By the next
Electric bill
Burn baby burn
The Enron gang sang
As they watched those
California fires and
The peoples plight
And yet they wonder
Why we think it’s
All a bunch of hype
While the rich get richer
And the poor become
Homeless, and the middle
Class keeps losing ground
Bleating politicians
Machines of arrogance
And artifice; feeding us
Bullshit they think we
Want to hear
Trying to keep us
Pacified year after year
When are people going
To stand up and say
No more? To that house
On the hill; that corpulent,
Fetid house of whores


June said...

Oh I hope Phill Gramm doesn't read this...he'll tell you to stop your whining :-)

Nathan said...

Love it -- the intensity of your short lines, the anger, the lines "pull yourself up/ by the bootstrap/ and get your/ face slapped"
Couldn't have said it better myself.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I think you have captured the anger that is swelling in this country!

Ralph Murre said...

Oh, it's good to hear somebody actually SAY something ! Too many of us with blogs, myself included, say nothing so much of the time.

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog by accident and liked what I've read.but this really got me. I've recently lost my home and i'm just making ends meet. Thanks for saying what i've been feeling gor months. They are a bunch of whores.

rebecca said...

house of whores... how perfect is that? thank you for voicing so eloquently what many of us feel..... gold medal for you babe, for stating it like it is....

Michelle said...

Preach it sister! :)
Thanks for this... so many of us are sitting by waiting for someone else to step up on the soapbox and say what's on our minds!
I'm teetering on the edge of affording my house since it's now worth tens of thousands less than what I paid,(living in California, most of us feel that pain). Gas prices keep climbing as does everything else, utilities, food, etc. etc... when will it end?
Yet those White House whores get richer and fatter, and further away from the hearts of average Americans.

Spidermonkey said...

Lady I'd like to buy you a drink. They can't even tell us if we're in a recession or not. Anyone with half a brain can see we're in a recession.

A round of applause for voicing what so many of us are feeling.

Lullaby said...

Someone otta read this on the house floor and wake up a few of those assholes

janetleigh said...

Wow! You sure aren't shy about the shenanigans going on with CONgress but why don't you tell us how you really feel, White Rose? ;> Hopefully this will resonate with Americans on a number of levels. I likes your spunk.. :) It's good to remember that the poets are the true historians. Good on you!

texasblu said...

Always a pleasure to know what's on your mind... lol! I read through several of your recent poems and writings - I think the Dance is my fave... not sure why. They're all wonderful pieces though. I think you're finding your voice. I'm still searching for mine. sigh.