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Poverty: a dumpster lid for a dinner table
Offensive to people who think your unstable
Vagabonds panhandle coins from the giver
Evenings confined to a bag by the river
Recycling of cans for a smoke or a beer
Thankful for warmth in a cold, rainy year;
You too,can make this scene;lose your job and lose your green!

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  1. Date: 3/22/2010 8:57:00 AM
    I am enjoying reading fresh poetry today. What a wonderful thing to do on this rainy day. I am so happy your poetry was among what I have read and enjoyed today Bill. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 5:30:00 PM
    I know of a few folks who are in this sucks. Your poem was very well written...and all too true.

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 4:38:00 PM
    These things do happen but there is help in America through DFAC and charitable organizations but I know some can't get help for one reason or another...Keep the writes to remind us of our duty to help others coming. Sara