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The Necessities

I'm too able bodied to be this poor,
too intelligent to ignore, 
the establishment 
f$cking us over anymore. 
Why's the working class
the poorer class?
And who does the more 
important tasks?
For profit everything; 
everyday swindling; 
minimum wage 
that doesn't pay
for the necessities...  
Reassess your priorities 
as population booms
mass produced, industrialized
automation of consumption...
Maybe free market thinking 
isn't quite so free any more. 
And how is it that in the 
age of information 
education isn't free?
When it comes to the necessities  
who has the right to profit off these?
It's time we end poverty,
wise up and save our trees.
My life of luxury ain't 
stressing bout necessity; 
just eating well with shelter, 
public transit and i'll prosper.

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  1. Date: 12/29/2009 12:09:00 PM
    I thank you for writing and sharing your poetry with us here at PoetrySoup Oldcrow. I offer you warm greeting for the New Year with best wishes to you on your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol