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Seeing the Light

I once was sympathetic
to the nation’s working poor.
I was troubled that the hungry
numbered millions, maybe more.
I naively thought the government
should lend a helping hand.
But I’ve since become enlightened,
for I’ve read the works of Rand!

I’ve learned that if you’re needy,
it’s your own pathetic fault.
You’re a parasite, a moocher
off the likes of Mr. Galt!
Yes, I’ve come to shun compassion
as it’s widely understood.
Why, to paraphrase the credo
of a hero, “Greed is good!”

Atlas Shrugged is now my Bible.
I adore The Fountainhead.
They’re more than just my favorites,
they’re the only books I’ve read!
So I yearn for times of laissez-faire
when welfare will be banned.
I’m an egotistic alpha-hole
who’s read the works of Rand!



  1. Diane Tompkins wrote:

    There’s an old saying – “Beware the person with one book.”

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 6:44 am | Permalink
  2. Kevin wrote:

    I like this poem so much that it hurts to point out a typo (it->is): “Greed it good!”

    Thanks for your work.

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:01 am | Permalink
  3. Scott wrote:

    Whoa, thanks for pointing that out! Will change it right away.

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:09 am | Permalink
  4. Andre wrote:

    Again… Brilliant!

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 8:11 am | Permalink
  5. Like it so well I shared it on Facebook this morning, but returning now, I don’t see a +1 by the Facebook logo. ???

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Permalink
  6. Scott wrote:

    Thanks, Sherry. It may be that the multiple social network plug-in I’m using doesn’t include the counter for Facebook. I’ll look into it.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:43 am | Permalink
  7. Julie Sewell wrote:

    This is really quite good. Maybe you can become the political poet laureate for election 2012!

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink
  8. Scott wrote:

    Thanks, Julie!

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

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