When times have gotten tough,
words just aren’t enough.
And when congress spits on you,
what if anything, will you do?
If you’re unemployed and old,
you are lazy, so you’re told.
If you’re hungry and you’re weak,
they say, you’re on a losing streak.
If the best that you can do, doesn’t land you on your feet,
the next step that you take will be out onto the street.
When the ones who represent you are well fed and doing fine,
they’re pissing on your children and you still won’t draw the line.
They always make it seem as though your plight is all your fault.
And you just close your ears and starve and keep taking their assault.
When will you learn that things won’t change if you just wish them all away?
Will you ever figure out that hard times are here to stay?
No, words are not enough and though you hold onto hope,
our future looks too bleak for most of us to cope.
What will it take to stir you up and get you all to see,
that those who make the rules will never care about you and me?
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland
As I continue to ask the same questions relative to what is the American populace going to do about the fact that extreme poverty and hard times are the new norm thanks to their congressional ‘representatives’ pissing on them while insisting that it is merely raining, the American electorate is either in a catatonic state or in a comatose state. In the face of overwhelming poverty that is being inflicted upon millions of Americans, there is not a peep, not even a feeble cry from the afflicted, the affected and the impacted.
Yes, I know that America is the pill popping capitol of the world so that would account for the catatonic state of many and since the general consensus is that many are brain dead, then that would also, account for what’s left to be in a comatose state. So, never mind then, carry on!