Working Man

Struggling survival.
Employment without gain.
Dark ages revival.
For every working man

Corporations desire.
Ever expanding profit.
Avidities burning fire.
Parasites thrive upon it.

Work two weeks for one weeks pay.
Pay two months rent for one months stay.
I guess it doesn't matter much anyway.
Cause I'm just a working man.

Employed in destitution.
We should be satisfied.
Societies contribution.
I think somebody lied.

Executive retribution.
Keep them in their place.
Contemporary resolution,
at a faster pace.

Pay for two weeks groceries, carry one weeks home.
I never will buy a home of my own.
I guess I'm just lucky I'm not down to the bone.
Cause I'm just a working Man.

Procreation examples.
Prosperities reward.
Discontinue even samples.
Opulence locked the door.

Foreign competition.
Production moves away.
Inequities transition.
It happens every day.

Work for years with nothing saved.
Just a meager existence from day to day.
But I guess it doesn't matter much anyway.
Cause I'm just a working man.

Michael R. Roth

Archived 03/11/2010