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1 million spent here, 1 million dropped there.
No big deal, right?

The regular world revolves while
wallstreet spins and accumulates.
The rich get richer.
The poor starve.

Never enough.
vs.
Too much.

Scavengeing for the next meal
or searching for the next mansion.
Both feel equally important.
One could save a life.

The man in the street
stares in disbelief.

The limo driving by him never slows
as it nicks the edge of his shopping cart,
sending him spinning to the ground.
The politician in the backseat
tells his driver keep going.
"He's not a taxpayer, anyway"

1 million spent here, 1 million dropped there.
No big deal, right?





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kmarie17 said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 9:23 pm
SO flippin true! I wish that every one could see this....sigh. Thats why i do humanitarian work ;)
 
through_my_eyes said...
Oct. 1, 2010 at 10:40 pm

sorry to ruin it. I agree but then there are also choices. Some people just don't take them because they don't like them. Well thats my opinion.

I like the article though, its nicely written and shows where your coming from.

 
MaddieGr This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 1, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I like the second to last stanza best :p

Love how you started/finished with the same lines

 
AlyssaLea. said...
Oct. 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm
i love this im glad someone sees what i do.
 
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