Monday, September 3, 2012

Wishin' and Hopin' on Labor Day

Today I wanted to take time out to celebrate the many achievements 
of our American workforce and do a little American dreaming...

Wishin' and Hopin' on Labor Day
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson

If I had my wish on Labor Day,
the jobs that have been sent away
to other countries would return
so more Americans could earn.

If I could have my wish today,
the unions would be swept away
unless they used their power for good
the way most workers wish they would.

If my wish could come true today,
people would have the means to pay
for needed things they can't afford.
Indebtedness brings no reward.

Today I wish for work to do
for every man and woman who
are trying hard to live their dreams
but cannot get ahead, it seems.

May this year bring folks everywhere
the jobs they need and pay that's fair
without regard to sex or race.
 A smile would light up every face.

I know, it's pie in the sky stuff, but that's what dreams are made of.
Especially American dreams!




karen said...

They are good wishes indeed, and perhaps we'll yet see some of them come to pass. Have a wonderful holiday with your family (wherever you are!) and enjoy the day - although to you and Dave now, every day is Saturday!

Tima said...

Great wishes. Hope you've enjoyed your long weekend.

jen said...

If I were a poet, I woulda written this. Thanks. Enjoy your holiday, Sue.

yaya said...

I'm very grateful everyday for being able to help people get well..and to live in this country..warts and all! Hope you day of dreaming is a good one! Love the poem!

anitamombanita said...

amen sistah! Happy Labor Day!

Karen Mortensen said...

Amen. It just may come true some day. Keep your fingers crossed.

Karen Mortensen said...

Amen. It just may come true some day. Keep your fingers crossed.

Stef said...

So true! (Would have said Amen, except a few people have already said it.)

Dixie Mom said...

Bravo! Sue for President!

Eva Gallant said...

Very nice!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i hope you had a wonderful labor day as well....i concur with a lot of your wishes...plenty of people overseas working where the ones back home are starving...

Jenny said...

I'm with you,
Miss Sue.
These things make me blue
Because they're so true.



Never mind.

But good morning!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful poem, Sue! I'd add that I hope more Americans would buy American made goods!

Grandma Honey said...

Hopefully we can get some of that back working again...the American way of doing things.

Ames said...

I'm jumping in your boat with you! Happy Labor (free) Day!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day! :)

Amy said...

Amen to all of it!

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