For So Many - Poem by Francis Duggan
For so many life it is hell
They have such sad stories to tell
Their own selves and their families they have to deprive
Just in order that they should survive.
For so many life is so unfair
And for every new millionaire
Far too many condemned to grow more financially insecure
The wealthy thrive on others getting more poor.
The gap between the haves and the have nots keeps on growing
And when the economy it starts slowing
The poor even grow poorer still
As they struggle on up life's hill.
Some religious people say we are all equal in the eyes of God
They should try telling that to the downtrod
The people who know of despair
Who will never be saved by prayer.
In third World Countries from this Nation far
The poor suffer in famines and war
And thousands die of hunger and disease
And the survivors become refugees.
For so many life is so cruel
Their children never go to school
For there are no schools where they live
Whilst the wealthy only take and never give
Far too many live from day to day
And work hard for bare survival pay
And as young people they look old and gray
And their hell is on Earth one might say.
For so many life is so tough
And too many hungry, homeless and sleeping rough
And millions live in poverty
How so very unfair life can be.
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