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Five Tomatoes Away

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Five Tomatoes Away

Five tomatoes away 
from devastation. 
The bullies bully me. 
They give big breaks to
corporations-While taking
unfair shares from citizens 
and cutting our 
pensions and "Social Security".
I have no security! 

The Arabs store on 
the corner is 
selling wine,beer and
cigarettes.
Sending their tax free 
money home to 
fight against our boys. 
His taxes are 
deferred,and when 
time comes to pay
The business is now
switched into his cousins name.

One tomato is two dollars...
so I am five tomatoes away,
and I haven't had a salad today. I
am being raped,while they 
are getting breaks.

I get reprimanded 
severely,they are always
Shaking my tree. 
I said "I have no money" 
I am not living here tax free. 
The levy goes
into effect on the 
thirtieth day,so 
I budget sparingly,
and have had no
salad today; 

I am five tomatoes 
away,from homelessness 
and devastation; 
I wish I had a break like the big
corporations 
                                                                            
One day before
I leave this planet I hope to
find dignity. 
And eat a Salad everyday
and live life healthily 
never again 
have to worry 
about being 
Five Tomatoes away.
 
Getting old around 
here is horrible; 
My senior years
unpleasant....
I paid my dues to the 
I.R.S,now they 
want another present. 

I hope to survive
another day,while
 they tax my pension;
And so I pray....
let me eat 
another salad, in spite
of being .... 
Five Tomatoes Away! 
So yes I've had no tomatoes,
I've had no tomatoes today.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2010 5:46:00 AM
    Vicki this is real raw poetry ... I wont repeat what ive said about format lol but its got legs if you want them to run lol smile love Jayne

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 4:37:00 PM
    I browsed through some of your pages because I spoke with you the other day. I like what I read and I will remember you when I pray.

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 1:29:00 PM
    Thank you for your comments, I feel better now!

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 10:31:00 AM
    It has been my pleasure to read your poetry today Vicki. Thank you for sharing your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 12:42:00 PM
    So enjoyed reading your creative write today Vicki... awesome piece... enjoyed .. with luv..