Causalities of Life…


The homeless cannot sleep on cold nights, some gather around burning barrels, men, women and children, forgotten, shattered and despised by those who are more fortunate… those who have a home, a job.  In the distance, you may hear a baby cry.  Mothers’, Fathers’ are begging for food, living on the streets, no jobs, the family no longer sound. 

Government talks end up in contradictions, a lifetime of poverty is the homeless prediction.   The spirit freezes, fruit of labors rot, life squeezes and struggles persist.   Bad luck smothering heart and soul, hope ceases to exist.  Shifting winds turn into storms, will the world grow wiser or beaten back into servility?  Trust departed, a cardboard box in the streets is where the homeless make their beds, hope disappears and the future appears dead.  Wake up America! 






5 thoughts on “Causalities of Life…

  1. The horrible truth, and consequences, of this terrible and growing situation goes far beyond pointing fingers and accusatory deflection of responsibility. Very sadly, this situation has never changed for the positive; it has merely re-manifested and festered like an infectious scourge upon our lands and cities.

    Squatters camp. Citizens rage simmers just beneath the surface of tolerance and disdain and outright repugnance. Anger boils over into eventual violence and resignation. Eventually city administrators bow to the imminent pressures of the situation and order the removal of the camps, the squatters rejected simply move on to stake claim elsewhere in a more ‘inconspicuous’ location. Unsanitary conditions and the endemic ‘eyesore’ prevails; the ‘same sh*t, different pile’ scenario and the cycle continues to rewind and replay over and over again.

    Ultimately there is death by starvation as the desperate resign to an impossible situation. Trapped in the ‘system’ of public ‘welfare’ and the extreme pressures to get off the dole as quickly as one gets on the merry-go-round of financial assistance, recipients fall pray to the dead end wall of the non-incentivized program initially designed to provide short-term help for people to get back on their feet again.

    News escalates to reveal the ravages of a seemingly hopeless situation; death by starvation or the end of an dirty needle.

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    1. What an outstanding evaluation of the situations of both writings. I try to help one individual at a time…I contemplate many times on how we as a human race got to this place of self destruction. How some fall into the pits of hell and others seem to be able to walk away. I feel very lucky with my children whom made the decision to complete their education. They are a Manager and Director in business and one is a Dean of Students. All able to provide direction to others. I am so lucky but “For the Grace of God, there go I”. Thanks Don…I so enjoy your work and words. Ann

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