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Question: Do you openly apply your politics to your poetry!?
by TD Euwaite

As a junior first assistant,
the way the job is listed,
I’m to generate some prospects, and
suck mud off of galoshes,
soliciting responses
from buyers with past loses,
according to prospectus,
still admire and respect us,
if I call and they reject us,
…I’m fired!.


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To answer your question, without commenting on the poem, I try to avoid expressing my politics in poetry!. I may occasionally post a political question or answer one someone else has posted, but I really don't like to get political when dealing with poetry!.

I guess I apply my politics as subtly as possible in my daily life!. Perhaps principles include politics!.

I haven't seen or worn galoshes in years!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I missed the stop in the title at first and read it as "What actually happened to us" It still made sense!.

I've been there on the 'phones but I don't recall tasting rubber to be honest!. Maybe that's why I've only been fired once in my life and chose to walk the rest of the times - leaving open mouths behind - priceless!! I'm self-employed now, so I can't complain about the Boss anymore!

In terms of the question, I hate politics as practised in Government but see politics in general as the interplay of people's opinions and therefore it is valid in poetry as an expression of self!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Depends on topic, or where thoughts lead me!. But I don't like to go there, it brings stress! "Your politics" I don't think of it as that!.
I think of it as life's rights and wrongs via politicians, corporations,
super elite rich!. Not to mention the media!. I do not consider myself
a die hard anything, They stay in the problems, not the solutions!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Interesting rhyme scheme!. In L6, is the word "loses" or should it be "losses"!?
Sucking mud off galoshes is a really interesting image! I sad comment on how businesses treat employees!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

this is interesting to read!. yes sucking mud off galoshes is a wonderful imagery and sadly what employers want even of the barely paid employees!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Your Q, sometimes!.
Your poem, packs a political punch!. with interesting word choices!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I like the irony in this poem and the graphically metaphorical way you expressed it!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Never in poem but I do question!. Hatred is so unproductive!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Have to!.!.!.to keep it honest n all!. Hehehe!.!.!.I bet you suck goloshes right fine!.Www@QuestionHome@Com