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The System

What really gives me such a red behind
Is fighting the system for something that's mine
They give you a hard time with this unemployment
But it belongs to me I worked for it and earned it
You have to do job searches jump through hoops
Deal with overcrowded offices and hop through loops
You have to file every week and pray nothing's missing
There really need to be a change in this system

I have this friend her kids are rude and out of control
But how do you let your children run your household
I am talking about minors and teenagers
who laugh when she wants to put her life in danger
Scared to take control in fear of going to jail
Here we go again another system that fail
You can't punish your kids like you use to
Because now they will use the system agaibst you
When the system can be taken advantage  of by a child
Thing must change now someway somehow


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  1. Date: 10/10/2010 8:19:00 AM
    YEs, there are TOO many things wrong with the "system" FAleshia. Sadly, I can't see it ever changing. A lax society can only get worse, not better. Hope you are doing well this fine Sunday. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 4:02:00 PM
    Yes, Faleshia! You penned it so well! Things here have to be changed too!! Our government does just what it wants in disregard of the people--this is a big shame!!! Greatly penned, I enjoyed the read tonight. And thank you for your friendly comments! Have a great Sunday!...Gert

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 2:30:00 PM
    Faleshia, good luck with your entry for the contest ;) thank you for your comments as well

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 12:52:00 PM
    Obtaining the unemployment benefits from federal coffers into which you paid while you were working is very difficult, Faleshia. It's a shame there is so much red tape to receive compensation. Many people are looking for work. There just aren't enough jobs for all Americans who wish to work. As for the children running the household, AMEN to what you said. I have none, but see teens giving their parents a lot of problems. Good luck in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 11:14:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your amazing poetry today Faleshia. The best to you in the contest. Thank you for your always kind comments. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol