Poems For Capitalists: Robert Frost

The realm of poetry has for centuries skewed towards socialism.  Whitman, Ginsberg, Cummings and Hughes all have threads of socialist values interwoven in their words.  However, capitalists are humans too.  They think and feel and yearn.  So I have taken the liberty of repurposing old poems and making them more friendly to a capitalist.  As you know, if they succeed on their own merit, then they will thrive.


Mending Wall
Original by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That something is the free market.
Despite the droning of demagogues,
And the Red Elephant at the podium,
Pounding his fist and shaking his jowels,
These walls should be demolished
Spilling their boulders into the Sun
So that cheap labor can flow freely
Between borders and boundaries.
The immigrant pining for work
is not to be met with hate!
Our neighbors are no different than we,
so we should not allow ourselves scare
from the ideology of fear.
Because they are just people,
People with sons and daughters dreaming.
People who drive real wages down
and make the US more competitive in the
global landscape in manufacturing sector especially.
The new President, surely a socialist dressed in red or blue,
(S)He only says, “Good fences make good neighbours.”
And this is simply not true.


More Poems for Capitalist
AE Houseman

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