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Monday, 19 January 2015

How Many Houses Should a Rich Man Own?

[EDITOR'S NOTE: This poem arrived from Marc way back during 2012 presidential campaign. Somehow it got overlooked and then was out of date. Now, however, Mitt Romney seems to want to run for president again so I am pleased to finally publish this poem from Marc.]

By Marc Leavitt of Marc Leavitt's Blog

How many houses should a rich man own?
Does that bother the homeless on the street?
Or, is that question better left alone?
Are the rich embarrassed if they should meet?
And should health care, available to all,
In the land of the brave, home of the free,
Remain an empty promise, still in thrall
To political expediency?
And what about the weary middle class?
Its dreams on hold, jobs lost, and homes foreclosed,
While rich men smile and drink champagne en masse.
Is modern life the way that we supposed?
Is life unfair? You’ve every right to ask.
To reason why’s the unforgiving task.


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Comments

This is excellent, Marc, and quite timely again. With Mitt Romney--as I recall--there was some whining about how expensive it was to compete in the Olympics in horseback riding.

It was not surprising that there were very few of us who could empathize with the Romney's situation.

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