Looking Good

The problem with poverty is that

It’s only a problem for the impoverished

For the rest of us thedestitution of our fellow man

Is a cloudy spot in an otherwisesunny life

 

The people in need of the mostgenerosity

Are left to glean over yesterday’stable scraps

People with surplus resources usethem to feed

Their endless quest to sate theirbottomless avarice

 

The processes that encumber ourbureaucratic government

Have slithered deep into theinstitutions that foster charity

Giving a hand up to those whofall is more for show

Used to mimic the image of compassionand caring

 

The problem is that too manypeople worry more about

Looking good than they do aboutactually being good.

 

 

 

 

 


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