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It's--You've Guessed It

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Dom Mart
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0 posted 10-10-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart

We think we've gotten smarter.
We think we know much more
Than our parents, who at least knew
What they were paying for.
Today professions pile on jargon,
Profiteer through obfuscations,
But let me make this point clear
With some timely illustrations.

Dentists drill through our enamel
And chip away our plaque,
And find shadows on our X-Rays
To keep us coming back.
Attorneys draft our contracts
Using words we've never heard,
Then offer to translate them,
At twenty bucks a word.
In the past, my doctor told me
To drink orange juice and get rest.
Now he scribbles a referral
For a thousand dollar test.

But at siphoning our dollars
From our pockets into theirs
By means of mumbo-jumbo
and impenetrable airs,
The profession that takes the prize
For using all the tricks,
Well, of course, it's no contest,
You've guessed it--Politics!
© Copyright 1999 Dom Mart - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-10-1999 09:26 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Politics, hmmmmm, yep I think you hit that nail on the head! Very good, Dom!

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Denise
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2 posted 10-11-1999 01:18 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Oh, this one needs a boost. Good stuff here.
Munda
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3 posted 10-16-1999 07:12 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

: ) Just think this one needs another boost. : ) Well done, Dom.
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4 posted 10-16-1999 08:08 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done indeed!
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