Poverty As Invisible

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I could not possibly wear someone

else's clothes because I like new stuff.

Don't offer me bluejeans unless

they are designer.
  
My husband lost his job and I

don't make enough to hold up our

lifestyle, but at least my clothes

are store bought.
  
So what if me and my girlfriend
live with my mom. I drive a nice
car, a really nice car, and the same
clothes everyday. Eventually, I
may use a tax return to buy some
clothes but paying mom's rent
is out. I am her son. She loved me.

.
There is never enough money

so food stamp charge cards can

be used for other people who give

us money for groceries. Cut in
food stamps. Oh no, how am I going
to buy new clothes and go out with
my working friends?
  
I didn't mean to have five kids

and this latest pregnancy should

have been terminated. But life

is precious and for 18 years I can
collect assistance and not

have to work anywhere except a fast

food restaurant.
.

Kids have no decent clothes

or shoes, but the rule holds. Poverty

does not mean nothing purchased

new for me. The kids, somebody

will give them something to wear;

coats and boots in winter, a bit of shop

lifting in a second hand store in summer

solves the issue of keeping up appearances

fairly well.

  
allets
06-15-15
445a

  


 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

People are desperate and spoiled in usa. 

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bishu's picture

Liked your Author's comment very true

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Imbalance of Wealth

It makes you wonder where it will lead. Massive graves most likely. See: depressing - slc



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