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The Average Person

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The poem is below.

The Average Person

The average person, 
just wants the same, 
as everybody else,
they want the money,

To feed and protect 
their children,
so if your country, 
is in poverty,

people will create armies,
to try and make a better world,
people will put their family first,
and other people second,

The solution to world problems,
is to give the people what they want,
as I've said before, 
create the jobs for people, 

Stop the wars, 
with the job comes the home,
with the job comes the holidays,
with the job comes the lifestyles, 

That the average person wants,
with your people earning wages, 
comes the tax money, to run your country,
with the peace, comes protection for companies,

With war everybody loses, 
think, where did the refugees come from,
where did the thousands, of starving people 
come from, they came from the war zones,

They came from, the breeding ground of poverty,
They rose, to fight against the poverty of their people,
yet each group, is fighting for just one side,
as one people, we should stand to improve life,

As one people one planet
all life should be important, 
To gas and murder people is wrong, 
to fight, a never ending battle is wrong,
to work together, improves the future.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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