October 25, 2013

Letter: They will not work, Uncle Sam


— They will not work, Uncle Sam, not for their toast not for their jam.

They will not work for their food nor even to support their brood.

They will not work for a fee, they get from you what you took from me.

They will not work, Uncle Sam, too well you’ve taught them how to scam.

They will not work, Uncle Sam, their men do not stay around.

Without benefit of being a wife, they unashamedly bring new life.

Another man, another seed, another mouth for us to feed.

They will not work, Uncle Sam, not for their bread nor their ham.

For them there is no abash the way they spend our hard-earned cash.

There is more of them every day and you keep saying that’s OK.

You work for them and not for we so they can stay at home and watch TV.

They will not work, Uncle Sam.



Jerry Robinson

Rocky Face