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Starving America

Starving America

A crushing viper created by the rich
Its poison spreads through the country
Strangling the working class
Taking their jobs and shipping them away
Their children left to starve
Homes left empty as their shells rot away
Squatters scramble to find anywhere dry
Hungry people wander the streets looking for anything
Garbage cans become fancy restaurants
Spoiled and rotting food become gourmet meals
Anything to keep the body and soul alive
No one is safe from the viper's grasp
Doctors and businessmen move to tent cities
Babies are left in suitcases or killed
Better they die fast than face a living hell
Robberies and murders are common place
Violent fighting over a crust of bread
Hope died as the money faded away
Soup kitchens fill with hungry families
Everyone getting their one meal a day
The viper has struck
Grabbing America by the throat
Squeezing it to cut off its life
America will survive
The one percent will thrive
The rest of us...who knows?

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  1. Date: 9/29/2012 2:43:00 PM
    One that speaks of this very modern day where many are suffering from unemployment and underemployment..Your works speak much truth..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 3:16:00 AM
    Very touching...a great works come from a sensitive observant,,like it so much..inspiring all to have such a strong cares and love ...Bravo Robert!!! <3<3<3 SK

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 3:38:00 PM
    I like this poem. You have spoken the truth. We see it everyday. it is the 1% that controls everything. The rest of us have to pray and trust in God that He will do justice for us. Thanks for sharing this with us. Lucilla