The Los Angeles Times invited readers to submit Op-Ed poetry and ended up receiving more than 1,500 submissions. They printed some of them today, and they are a must-read, but a few of them were indisputable home runs that I feel compelled to share.
Please click over for the others, because every one of them was thoughtful and well-executed:
Top tier doing well
Their employees not so well
"Trickle down" didn't.
Sally A. Seven is a retired experimental social psychologist living in Claremont.
Stuck in a stubborn e-
Deaf to all factors not
Greet all his bills with a
Chorus of Neighs.
Peter Larsena is a retired graphic artist and wood sculptor who also enjoys sculpting verse.
A Second Shot
When Washington listened to what Summers said
They shot the economy right in the head
But since evidently it isn't quite dead
They're thinking of making him chair of the Fed.
Barry Goldman is an arbitrator and mediator who lives in Michigan.
The English language
has no more deadly cliché
than "Boys will be boys."
Laurel V. Corteslives in Riverside.
I will be posting one more poem, but it's longer and deserves its own page. Stay tuned.