Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted October 19, 2019

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Social Commentary

Beggars on Parade

by djsaxon

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Did you ever throw a dollar in the hat?
Contemplate the moral this and that
Wonder why these kids are even there
Cardboard cutouts daring us to care

Rustle, bustle, toil and hustle, some of them are fake
One bad penny, far too many, sometimes on the make
Like you, I tend to walk on by, ignore the gentle me
But now and then I'll bow to Zen, concede the starving plea

Forty thousand homeless in a 'land of golden promise'.
We never hear of that on main-stream news,
An 'A list' had her boobs done, wow
That's bound to garner excellent reviews.

"Fuck the losers, let 'em shiver"
Run and win campaigns.
Political supremacy
And budgetary gains

Easy to be hard my friends
but please don't walk away.
We celebrate some stupid shit
so why not Homeless Day?

Did you ever throw a dollar in the hat?

D J SAXON 2019


An estimated 40,000 homeless in Australia at time of writing. That is shameful. Nothin' more to say.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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