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Counting beans

Is just one means

Of measuring a harvest

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It doesn’t show

What we all know

The ones who work the hardest

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A CEO

Sees profits grow

Proclaims themself a leader

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Then turns and hawks

Their leveraged stocks

And makes demands much greedier

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Perhaps it’s time

To realign

The relative contributions

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Of cooks and clerks

Who do the work

With wage redistribution

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Let’s raise their pays

So they have ways

Of meeting monthly rents

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And cover health

With all this wealth

It’s only common sense

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Then we can say

On that fine day

Our economic power

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Has led us to

A better view

Of America’s finest hour

Kevin Ahern

Corvallis (July 2)

The writer, a retired professor emeritus from Oregon State University, also is the author of the book "A Limerick a Day for a Year."

 

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