Thursday, June 18, 2015

One Of The Working Poor

One without a partner or children or wife
In his mid twenties in the prime of his life
Who secretly believes he would be better off dead
Then he would be quite free of worries instead
Than having to work hard for nine hours every week day
For well below award wages on weekly survival pay
Financially poor, depressed and feeling down
One of the working poor of the poor side of the town
By postal address of a fair go in life denied
In a suburb that has a high rate of suicide
A weekly wage has not freed him of poverty he has come to realize
In a World of many working poor this is not a surprise
With little hope of happiness or success in the years ahead
He often does feel that he would be better off dead.

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