Black Poetry : Just One paycheck....

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  1. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just one paycheck away
    from brother can you spare, or
    I'll clean more than your
    windshield for a few bucks more.
    Just a paycheck away
    from living in that car.
    Beats sleeping in a box
    behind that demolished bar.
    Just a paycheck away from
    that cot at the shelter, wait
    no more room, gotta curl up and
    get heat from the sidewalk grate.
    Just one paycheck away
    Eat leftovers in that trash,
    or live off empty memories
    cause I ran out of cash.
    Just a paycheck away
    Count your blessings
    Say a prayer
    Might just see me lying there
    What would you do?
    Just step over me and say,
    She deserved to turn out that way.
    Just one paycheck.....
     
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    SwtT Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    [email protected].i am like speechless. I never heard such a real poem like this one...you got skills
     
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    Nita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    paycheck away....that's why I love it here...you get so many different aspects of this thing called LIFE....
    Nice one watz :fairy:
     
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    This is profound in its simplicity, watz. And of course oh so real. Like the way you dropped this.
     
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    [email protected]..

    That's all it is, just one [email protected] paycheck.

    In this land of plenty, there are plenty that don't have any.

    Speak on it, sister.
     
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    justbnme03 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the struggle continues watz fo sho, but my day is coming i know this
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you so much for the props SwtT, just spoke it as I know it.
    Yes, there is much here to feed the mind Nita, thank you.
    Not sure if it's profound, gempis, but I tried to rework it, but somehow I just couldn't, thank you.
    Just speaking on the issue, Positive thanks for your support on this.
    Justbnme the struggle continues and hopefully we'll continue to be blessed.
     
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