Poverty Do You See
by Kennie Kayoz
Copyright 2017 Coyotes
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Do You See Poverty ?
Everywhere I go, I
Do you see it ?
I don’t mean the
I mean those that when you look into there eyes
you see the struggle.
making ends meat to keep a roof.
affording shoes and socks.
They barely afforded
dinner last night.
That is growing
larger and larger.
People are putting
themselves in that hole.
The other day I
drove into a small town, full of small houses.
Then I noticed the
town was expanding, its not a small house.
They want the
average person to live in a mansion.
How can one afford
that when the average one can’t afford clothes.
I don’t have
to go into a town to see poverty.
I live that shit, every day.
can’t afford to move out.
We live pay check to pay check.
are one step away from food donation bins.
Nobody There To Help.
When are people willing to help.
help the rich to pay less on taxes.
They try to help the homeless
find a home.
They don’t help the parents who have devised a
plan of suicide
Since one of them got laid off and they’re
watching life crumble.
Nobody wants to step up and help them
Nobody wants to help those swimming in credit card
If it wasn’t for credit cards, some people wouldn’t be
able to eat.
I’m not pointing the fingers are certain types of
Whites, Blacks, Mexicans .. I’m talking all of us.
are all in that same boat.
We All Have The Tools
We all have the same
tools to do good.
But the problem is, chances.
monopoly, you don’t get to land on “chance”
This is life,
you need someone to give you a “chance”
In order to start
You need someone to step up and offer you a job.
matter if you’re the most qualified or lease.
Everyone needs a
job to earn money.
If it wasn’t for the world revolving around
Then I bet people wouldn’t do a lot of things they
If the world was based on kindness.
I bet, whose on top
of the world would be in our shoes.
We would be the ones on
We would be the ones not struggling.
Can Only Ask Nicely So Many Times
I get it, I really do.
like me, you’ve kept knocking on doors.
But nobody wants to
Nobody wants to give you a hand.
We all need a
hand to get started.
But if nobody is willing to give it.
your alternative ?
People don’t want to listen.
think they’re better than us.
They feel that they are still
But they got a job.
They are at least helping a
We’re still on the outside.
for our turn to get in.
We’re still looking waiting for our
I know I’m still waiting for my time.
know if it’ll ever happen.