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Caroline Bock-BEFORE MY EYES

ENVY

I envy:
-People who can pay for college in full for five sons
-People who get shoeshines on their way to private corporate jets
-People who use the word 'envy' with such moral gravity to describe those who are struggling to pay bills, the middle class and all the rest of the 99%, as if there was time enough in our days for 'envy.'

When asked what he and his striking men wanted, Samuel Gompers, famous union organizer, simply replied: 'More.'

It's not envy to want more -- from our politicians, our country, and from ourselves.  We should be given the opportunity to want more -- and to dream too.

Envy Haiku
Envy, covet or
Want?  I prefer want, simpler:
Want more, envy less.

Truly, from author of LIE.  


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Richard Bock on Monday, January 16, 2012 11:39 AM
For those who are interested, here is Gompers' full quote -- "What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright."
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proofreading services on Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:04 AM
It is said greatly about opportunity and dream!
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montres replica suisse on Friday, July 12, 2013 11:20 PM
Heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. - Balzac; "My first teacher was my mother." - Mao Dun
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