Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Broken Economic Clock

A found poem for Jody Elliss

I couldn’t leave it alone when I
found it lying on the
investor’s floor

An economic clock
broken like pieces of bread,
shared amongst the poor.

Big men trip over commodity prices,
trade tigers all over the globe
rising, rising
their overseas
reserves

rating
tighter and tighter
without interest

falling backwards
head over heels.

Unemployment increases
in the mean time
between the rise
and the fall

and the clock
starts
all over
again.

© Martha Landman

The Global Economy

Martha Landman is addicted to words in any form and loves to play with them.

5 comments:

  1. I like how this poems managed to simultaneously discuss real issues and have a natural rhythm and flow, it's really nice.

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  2. Thanks, people, for taking the time to comment. I know it is much appreciated by our poets.

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  3. Such a thoughtful poem, I think that the symbolism is utilised really well to make an economic and political point!

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