Eugene Levich

It's Tough! - Poem by Eugene Levich

It’s tough to be a cop
Today in America
It’s even tougher to be a Black kid
Any day in America...
It’s tough to be a kid anywhere, any day,
But especially in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria.
It’s tough!

It’s not too bad to be an oldster in America
With Social Security and Medicare
Still, you ache everywhere
And you’re a step away from being nowhere
As Bette Davis said, “Being old ain’t no place for sissies? ”
It’s tough!

It’s tough to be for democracy in Turkey,
Or in Russia, or in China and
It’s tough to be a Muslim in Syria
Or in America—
You may be the sweetest person—
But people still look at you sideways there
And wonder if you’re a bomber
It’s tough to be a Jew anywhere
‘Cause they blew up the World Trade Center—
After they bombed Pearl Harbor (The bastards!) .
It’s tough!

Topic(s) of this poem: politics

Comments about It's Tough! by Eugene Levich

  • Bri Edwards (8/2/2016 12:01:00 AM)

    did Bette really use a question mark?

    is Dick Cheney Jewish? that's one of the people my mate thinks oversaw 911 explosions/crashes. did the Jews really bomb P.H.? my wife may rest more easily now, as she is Japanese, but born after Dec.7th,1941. ['41, right? ].

    duh! but i wouldn't be surprised if my mate blames FDR (pres.) for P.H. [that's Pearl Harbor, not PoemHunter]

    and the CIA and Hillary and cronies for coup attempt in Turkey. BUT at least she cooks nice meals for us.

    and MAYBE she is right about everything! ! !

    stranger things have happened. lots of them are told of in the Bible! especially the old 'Jewish part' of the Bible.

    bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, May 20, 2016

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