Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Working down at the mill
I tell you its not such a thrill
But , it puts food on the table
Take that away ,we won’t even be able

Sending all our cones and pirns
All to some foreign countries firms
Don’t forget all the foreign aid
Hey! You know that won’t be repaid

How are we supposed to survive
With all these mills taking a dive
Can’t hardly afford a good meal
So tell me , how’s that a deal

They keep sending our jobs away
Three hundred more just today
Sit up there sharpening their axes
Local Government just keeps raising taxes

I don’t mind helping as much as anyone
Just tell me when will it ever be done
How are we supposed to support our own economy
We can’t even pay for the home that fits our key

So why are we the ones that have to pay and pay
All those suits and ties don’t hear our cries
They keep sending all of our jobs away , away
Sure , we can give support by keeping jobs in our port


Anonymous said...

Couldn't have been said any better. I experience the meaning behind this poem on a daily basis. I understand these things that are happening in our country. I manufacture parts in America everyday. Everyday I see thousands of manufacturing jobs leaving our economy. I am sometimes afriad for my future. What will be of our manufacturing jobs 30 years from now? Will they be gone leaving only low pay service jobs? Could America fall into deep depression? It's a scary thought.

WooleyBugger said...

Thanks for the feedback. My home town has lost several of it's mills in the past six years and more lay off workers or close down at an alarming rate. I'm not sure who the government thought that NAFTA and CAFTA would help over here. More like kick backs for themselves I'd suspect.
After working at a company that was growing by leaps and bounds beginning in 1992, I held out as long as I could after several layoffs. Wedid consolidated warehousing for mills and othe industries but the mills were the bread and buttahhhh. The pressure of the not knowing if I would be employed from day to day finally made my decision to move into something away from mill uncertainty work.