Treasure Island

Anna Hridaya


Why Do The Homeless Freeze To Death In Our Country?


Why do the homeless freeze to death
in our country... under bridges, in school buses,
in cardboard shacks?
a. the psychotropics forced on them
by the drug pushers of the mental health
narco
medical complex
b. the Social Security number
and other roadblocks to homeless
shelters and food put up
by the federal government
c. Unlike the Salvation Army
historically, some other religiously
run shelters require attendance
of all faiths at their services
d. Many shelters treat the homeless
as children, requiring them to be in b6
as early as 6 pm and to be out
in the freezing cold of the morning by 6 am
e. we are commanded by our various religions
and ethical systems to feed the hungry, clothe
the naked, shelter the homeless... but trillions
of dollars is being diverted to bomb and burn
the babies of Baghdad and Afghanistan

Submitted: Monday, March 09, 2009
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