Being Poor

April 29, 2015

This resonates with me. I’ve been poor and not so poor; and what sucks the most about being poor is that in this country, poverty is treated as a criminal act. The truth is that the criminal acts are being perpetrated by the people at the top of the system that support and add to a system that rewards a person whose actions cause others to starve so that he can afford to tool around in a Bentley. I’m not saying hard work should not be rewarded, but our current system is broken when honest hardworking people can’t afford to live decent lives. I’m just sayin’…


Being poor is knowing exactly how much everything costs.

Being poor is getting angry at your kids for asking for all the crap they see on TV.

Being poor is having to keep buying $800 cars because they’re what you can afford, and then having the cars break down on you, because there’s not an $800 car in America that’s worth a damn.

Being poor is hoping the toothache goes away.

Being poor is knowing your kid goes to friends’ houses but never has friends over to yours.

Being poor is going to the restroom before you get in the school lunch line so your friends will be ahead of you and won’t hear you say “I get free lunch” when you get to the cashier.

Being poor is living next to the freeway.

Being poor is coming back to the car with your children in the back seat, clutching…

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One Response to “Being Poor”

  1. platosgroove said

    Nice piece.

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