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One In Six

One In Six

One in six
pick up sticks
one in six
pick up sticks
one in six
live below the poverty line
and you've got yours
and I've got mine
one in six
over sixteen percent
America is great
America is rich
one in six
live below the poverty line
I hope that you and yours
are doing fine
a family of four
eighteen fifty a month
a wife and two kids
crack that weekly nut
rent, food, the electric bill and water
think they're crying out
to the holy father
who created us all
to serve him by serving each other
all through out history
the poor have been with us
even though God put us in a place
with more than enough
and Armageddon is just
a world war away
and the new world is coming
it's getting closer every day
one in six
hold on to the faith
the Lord is coming
to take our pain away
and when his government comes
it'll be here to stay
he'll rid the world
of the greed and her ways
by destroying those
who live in her grave
one in six
pick up sticks
one in six
pick up sticks
one in six
pick up sticks

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  1. Date: 10/24/2009 6:42:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry today Mark. I look forward to reading more of it. I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with love and inspiration. Love Carol

  1. Date: 10/23/2009 7:31:00 PM
    nicley penned, I imagine it is more now since the stock market crash.