1919, Workers Unite

The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library

If they wish to strike, 
They will face their plight: 
Workers fired 
Until starvation admired; 

Ration cards ceased 
Until everyone pleads, 
“The regime’s way is right 
– It’s our only light.” 

A contract will be signed 
With all who are aligned: 
A half-pound of bread 
And a job in which you dread. 

Working for the regime 
Will be considered pristine. 
But if you decide to breach, 
Your execution will be reached. 

From the Book

FIRESTORM, When History is Erased

1919, Workers Unite by K. Saitta
© 2007-2020 Walk In Verse All rights reserved

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