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Is Everyone Ready For The Cuts?
(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Is Everyone Ready For The Cuts?

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

Is everyone ready for the cuts?

'Yes.
The people are waiting.
That is what we have promised.
And we must deliver.'

Then I shall proceed.

'Ouch.
What are you doing? '

Beginning the cuts.

'Do 'them' not us.'

You do not understand.
We are the reason the cuts are needed.

'But,
That means...
We are the ones going to suffer.'

The people demand a government that works,
For the good of the country.

'What's the matter with you?
No one expects us to deliver that.
Come on!
Those were just campaign speeches.
We all made them.
We are here to celebrate our victory.
Get rid of a few social programs.
And that's it.
OUCH! !
Stop that.'

I am not a career politician.
After I slit a few throats around here,
I know I will be sent back home.

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