Union Songs

The Search For WMD Is Not Over

A poem by David G. Hurlburt©David G. Hurlburt 2005

A poem for Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2005

Hey president bush looking for WMD
It is not in iraq but it is plain to see
April 28 is workers memorial day,
We mourn for our dead and we say,

Honor those who have died because of their working
As we struggle each day to find the accidents lurking
Millions a year from on the job accidents and disease
And 2 million world wide is that not one of the wmd's

"Safety first" if it is not more than a buck
Workers die and that is just plain bad luck
Osha has been gutted no money to spend
When enforcement would save money in the end

When you go looking for your WMDs
Open your eyes it is just plain to see
Just try looking in your own back yard!
The sick and dying and the permantly scared.

The pain the suffering of families the mounting dead
Death or injury on the job is the wmd's to dread
Workers memorial day! We prayed for the dead
Now we fight for the living Mother Jones said!


Many thanks to David G. Hurlburt for permission to add this poem to the Union Songs collection. David is CWA Steward Local 9410

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