Time is relative…

Standing in long lines, little sis holding Mama’s hand

just to get a little bread from a desperate looking man.

No meat this week, no coffee, no eggs

I heard someone say we ain’t nothing but human dregs.

No work for Daddy, and he shakes his fist

Mama’s cooking soup again, and damn, she’s looking pissed.

I stood on the corner with a tin cup today,

no nickels, no pennies, no day’s pay.

Some men approach, wanting what I can’t give

Struggling to survive ain’t no way to live.

Fighting to eat, eating to fight

another days end begins another morning’s light.

What was it our President, FDR, said?

“I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”Image


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