Monday, September 7, 2020

2020 Labor Day Like No Other


This is perhaps a Labor Day like no other we have seen
As the fear of the CV pandemic we are trying to wean
That has sent millions to the jobless rolls
A further stimulus bill stalled frustrating our recovery goals
Labor Day parades on hold due to social distancing rules
Heat waves sending us to crowd beaches and by leaders called CV spreading fools
Unemployment slowly edging down to near 8 percent
Our labor force not broken but somewhat bent
What used to be the day that political campaigns entered the race
With ads, rallies, parades and all manner of inducements to energize their base
Has now for campaign purposes become a day like any other
For months prior each side with attack ads has the other side tried to smother
Basement Biden has finally been forced to emerge from his basement
To the battle ground states finally be sent
While Trump by the virus has not been so confined
As he pleads to voters that the future of the country is on the line
In the chaos of ads and social media on the election scene
All gloves are off as this campaign will be much more than mean
If you are lucky enough to celebrate with family or friends
Be assured the pandemic someday soon and the campaign sooner will end
Be thankful for the workers and especially the farmers and fishermen
Who created the food surplus to allow the march to prosperity from hunter gatherer often starvation to begin.

© September 7, 2020 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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