Black Poetry : Bad Luck: Poem dedicated to the homeless

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  1. mrron

    mrron Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This poem is from my first book of poetry called The Face on the Clock has a Smile, it is dedicated to the homeless.

    Bad Luck

    Call 911 for an emergency
    My rent is overdue
    My credit card is over the limit
    It's been days since I saw sky blue

    I lost my job some time ago
    I'm on the street without an address
    My friends are all gone, my honey is too
    I'm homeless and in distress

    I owned a car, a Pontiac
    Was black with tan interior
    Attracted the attention of all the girls
    Made the other guys feel inferior

    My goal was to become a millionaire
    Now it's just to find some luck
    I've lost so much, I have no pride
    Hey Buddy! Can you lend me a buck?

    Broke is as absolute as total darkness
    It doesn't come in degrees
    Without a nickel, dime or quarter to spend
    I have nothing to offer but need

    It's raining now, but there's a drought for me
    My crops are all dried up
    The moon just slid behind a dark cloud
    Even my street is named Bad Luck

    What did I do to deserve this treatment?
    I didn't commit a heinous crime
    I'm not spending days in a prison now
    But just the same, I'm serving time

    If I won a million dollars today
    I'd take a ride away from here
    Find a home in Friendlyville
    Someplace to arrest my fears

    But with bad luck lurking close behind
    I feel I'm in a trap
    Call 911 for an emergency
    I'm fed up with this crap




    Say a prayer for the homeless and make an offering if you can.
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Much praise for your socially conscious work poet, thank you.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    word up and big love for this ......something we need to help in anyway
    we can.
     
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    Posed with heart and realism, thank you so much for this. Not enough can be penned about the perils of the homeless.
     
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    I totally enjoyed every stanza in this poem, poet. Very down to earth. What a despicable existence; I couldn't fathom enduring such. An Afrikan proverb states that a man without a home has nothing. Homelessness is a cycle; there is hope, however:spinstar:

    :angel1:

    :picture:
     
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    In life, I found it true to say: We are what we eat, think, do and that of the company we keep.
    First and foremost we need to change our mindset...everything else will follow.

    (A thought to ponder)
    "If you give a man a fish, he'll eat just for that day",
    but...
    "Teach him to fish...he can eat for a life-time".
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    I know this story

    personally

    most people look down on homeless people

    as if something is wrong with them

    not errybody homeless has problems

    their main problem would be money

    that's why they're homeless

    most people are 1 or 2 paychecks away from being homeless

    when a bank runs YOUR country this is the result

    peace poet great write
     
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