Destitution

. 

Dirty, broken buildings

The halls infested with rats.

A child lies curled in a ball

On a torn old welcome mat.

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No heat within the apartments,

Refrigerator and cupboards all bare.

An infant in the other room cries,

As the cold licks his legs so bare.

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Back breaking job

That’s not worth the pay.

Only the loved ones at home

Bring the smile at the end of the day.

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Copyright ©1989

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