Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thursday Thoughts - Businesses and Organizations as Father Figures

Figurative Fathers
by Rachel Hoyt
image by Stuart Miles via
Instigating Irving
Says and does crazy things,
Then, like the USDA,
Spellz thah issyou away.
With a pop like Pushy Pete,
The answer is never, "Retreat!"
They think like the Pentagon -
A power house can't be a pawn.
Guys like Generous Jerry,
Have finances quite scary,
Like Amazon no income,
Can cover their family's fun.
Egalitarian Earl,
Is a political pearl,
A WTO pal who,
Fights for fair in all we do. 
© 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This week I saw parenting styles in the news
and too many good stories from which to choose:
Amazon spending like a fool,
and the WTO scolds the USA, to name a few. 

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Read more rhymes by Rachel at her column, Clickety Clack -
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  1. ha...def interesting correlations to the parenting styles...smiles...ha...and you caught some news i hadnt so off to chase your links a bit too

    1. Enjoy the news articles! It makes me happy when people click the links to see what inspired the rhyme. I try hard to pick interesting reading material for you all. :)

  2. Holy Cow! That's quite a collection of stories--love the missing $39 million...hmmm(or was it billion?) anyway the best(actually worst) was WTO--um, can you say "China?" I knew you could...Thank you Rachel-great rhymes and great stories, who could ask for anything more?! :-)

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the articles Sara! I too "love" the example Amazon sets by selling things for a loss. Hmmm...


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