Poverty… [POEM]

Inner city desperate
crying out for food
hopeless,
doomed

broken home dysfunction
rap music
misery,
crews

lottery and liquor stores
pool halls
food stamps,
shoes

turbulent relationships
inappropriate contact
supervised visitation,
rules

systematic oppression
untold history
cooley high,
blues

baby mommas
child support orders
divide and conquer,
choose

gang territory
low-income mentality
prostituted dreams,
lose

medicare fraud
hoop dreams
Mississippi summers,
dues

rabbit ears and remote controls
game consoles
bankrupt for Christmas,
clues

murder, government
lies and deception
hook and ladder,
news.

-see

©2014 Cornelious “See” Flowers
@seethepoet

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