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Thursday, October 13, 2011


by Jean Thurston Liebert

“Give her an inch and she’ll take a mile
“Never losing that angelic smile.”
A good description of cousin Flo,
Also most of the banks I know.

Regulation always involves a fight
With Ponzi schemers or the far right.
It is quite ‘unpatriotic,’ too
To tell big business what to do.

The many recessions of our nation
Can all be blamed on poor regulation.
Big business and ever bigger banks
Squander our money and never say, “thanks.”

Years ago anti-trust laws were imbedded.
We knew where corporations were headed.
Many of those laws are here today.
They would be enforced if I had my way.

Jean Thurston Liebert, age 92, lives in Corvallis, Oregon. She writes poetry, short stories and has written a novella, Another World.; Her published work is included in Apricot Memories, a non-fiction history of the apricot industry in California; Linn Benton Community College’s Collections; the Oregon Writers Colony anthology, Take a Bite of Literature and The New Verse News. Her 2010 fiction was cited as notable by Oregon Writers Colony.