Minimum Wage



Capitalism is a great philosophy

But it is not the savior of democracy

For it helps only those few with an innate greed

Their success seen in having much more than they need


But for the still wanting and hard labored masses

It’s root for socio-economic classes

And the gilded mansions in which wealth does reside

A permanent monument to our great divide


Each gain rarely seen as more that they can then give

Just a way to add more sparkle to how they live

Single mother takes an Uber to her weekend job

Her minimum wage just another way to rob


But how can society look down on success

Should hard work be rewarded by anything less

Or does the one percent need to be reminded

That all the shiny things have left them well blinded


However hard you worked to get where you are

The weary backs of others have got you this far

But the few have always made their money this way

Paying the many just enough so that they stay




7 Responses to “Minimum Wage”
  1. Very intelligently written. I like the work with a strong message πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

  2. meenawalia says:

    Poem.with a cause.very well written Brad.

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    So much truth in this poem Brad. Well put and so true. It is just that two percent that benefit. So many wonderful people pay the price. I am very grateful for all my blessings and I bet you are too. Bless you and have a great week. Love πŸ’• Joni

  4. Jim Borden says:

    so much truth here. I am a fan of capitalism, on balance I think it has done a lot more good than bad. That being said, we need a different version of capitalism, a kinder, gentler one. If that means some type of social democracy, I’d be fine with that. I’m also a fan of higher taxes on the rich…

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