Eric Cockrell


How Many - Poem by Eric Cockrell

how many vacant store buildings
in small town America
does it take?
how many of our boys dead
on foreign soil
for no apparent gain?
how many unemployed people
waiting in line?
how many meth labs?
convenience store's robbed?
how many teachers laid off,
and kids that cant read
or do simple math?
how many sick people
who cant get medical care?
how many houses foreclosed?
how many homeless
wandering in worn out cars?
how many oil spills?
how many mines collapsed?
how many nuclear accidents?
how many prisoners
wrongly convicted
on death row?
how many small children killed?
how many suicides?
how many acts of rage?
how many acts of desperate hunger?
how many?

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  • Gold Star - 14,153 Points * Sunprincess * (10/30/2012 11:39:00 PM)

    interesting and thought provoking..well expressed..fabulous.. :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 6, 2011


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