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inconsequent calamity

by oskar 

Posted: 16 September 2008
Word Count: 149

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Inconsequent Calamity.

Men in suits carrying cardboard boxes out of a bankrupt
finance house, it isnít money they carry out but private
belongings, picture of wife and kids and executive toys,
so what do I care? In the basement where there are no
gleaming windows and walls are cement grey, damp and
unadorned, the janitor sits, he lives from one pay check to
the next, wonít be paid this week though;

maybe he should join the navy and see the world, but at
sixty five it isnít a wise thing to do. But he has, unlike
the suits upstairs, been unemployed before, he can, if he
must, sweep the streets of New York. The TVís glare and
sympathy is not on him, the world of middle class men
worries about their own future not the janitorís or his son
who is on his third tour of duty in Iraq.

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joanie at 20:58 on 16 September 2008  Report this post
oskar, this rings so true! I'm glad you put this into words, because it needed to be done! I keep re-reading because it's heart-rending on many levels. Ooh! I was going to say I liked the lack of capitals, but I'm sure you've put some back in the title!

I would suggest a small grammatical change (because I'm a bit pedantic when it comes to grammar!):
the world of middle class men
worries about its own future

I enjoyed this!


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