Community Over Corporation

Community Over Corporation

Community Over Corporation

For too long, livelihoods and living beings
have subsidized the dominion of corporate interests,
have entertained the puppetry of money
over personal prosperity.

For too long the interests of
communities
have come second place
to minute private interests
disguised as human beings,
the idolatry of profits
with no accountability.

This mandate must expire;
when the corporations come for healthcare,
when the sick and dying insure nothing
but a profit margin,
when the corporations come for justice,
and make it see
a profit margin,
when they come for working salaries
and see a profit margin before
rooves atop the heads of their employees,
we must say no.

When soldiers cross borders
for corporate profit
rather than defense,
we stand opposed and vote no.

When corporations deny their obligations
to refugees they helped create,
we must hold them accountable.

When they deny their responsibilities,
we must hand them regulation,
because the social obligations of corporations
do not,
do not,
do not,
stop at share holders.

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NaPoWriMo day 9, when poetry meets politics once more. They do often go hand in hand so well, I find. What role do you think satire plays in poetry? Leave your thoughts in the comments down below, and check back tomorrow for more! -MC

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