Poetry Corner: “Bangladesh , Pakistan et al blues”

Bangladesh, Pakistan et al blues

Cheap garments wanted
local rag trade business destroyed and thousands of North American jobs lost
cheap labour and the lure of profits
worn by those so far from and unaware of depraved low cost production conditions
outsourcing industrialized countries banality
Third World workers deaths in the many to make Black Friday a reality
a new variety of slavery
but it is a profitable business at that
just go ask the shareholder of huge garment middleman Platt
fattening the wallets of First World retailers as with cash they thicken
and the oppressed Third World proletarian sickens
to unionize would be wiser
but local management under pressure from the affluent importers must act like a miser
it’s cheaper to throw the troublemakers on the street
keep business neat
they don’t want a strike
profit must be increased
and the consuming public morally fleeced

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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