Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Desperate Times


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009


reading local newspaper
things are getting
bad to worse
marti forman she wrote
"beaten down people

hot tired lost
hopeless poor
unemployed sick
elderly confused
tired keep coming
food bank
overwhelmed scared
very scared"

recovery from
economic ills
slow to come
good times
for many
gone forever

houses gone
cars gone
work gone
loved ones
gone

hope

gone

TV people
read reports
economy recovering
companies post profits
how they wonder
cut costs
cut jobs
cut people
sense of purpose
lost

someone somewhere
needs help
don't look away
ask
how can I
help you today

2 comments:

That Gal Kiki said...

I like this. Even though it's dark, you leave us with the vision of hope, and that we can do something about it.

Great job!

R. Jacob said...

That Gal
Sometimes, someone must hear the cry. Thanks for reading it.

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