Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Merry Christmas from your friends at AT&T

Sometimes I wonder

About the morality of the corporate giants

That rule our world

On the day before Christmas

AT and T received a huge Christmas gift

From the President of the United States

The biggest tax cut in U.S. History

And the President proclaimed

That it would unleash jobs jobs jobs

Apparently, ATT never got the memo

And they announced thousands of layoffs

The day before Christmas

A true PR nightmare

That could have been avoided

They could have waited two weeks

And announced their restructuring plan

After the New Years

But no they decided to show the world

Their true colors

Heartless soulless monsters

Who don’t give a damn

About their workers, their customers

Or their employees

And certainly are not Christians

Though I am sure that they think

They are doing what Jesus would

All they care about

Is feathering their own pockets

Is it any wonder

That Americans hate the big corporations

That rule us like ancient emperors?

And will they fade away

Into the dustbin of history

One can only pray

For such a Christmas miracle

© Jake Aller


John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet and former Foreign Service officer. He served 27 years with the U.S. State Department, in ten countries. An aspiring novelist for several years, he has completed four novels, and has published his poetry and fiction in over 25 literary journals. Jake grew up in Berkeley, California.