RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Gold Star - 131,711 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Living On A Limited Income - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Late night laundry having to be done at the Laundromat,
a weekly duty.

Not minding at all because I'm saving money by not
using water or electricity

Have to cut corners one way or another nowadays, think-
ing of every which way to save time and money.

Living on a very limited amount of money because our
government has yet to give us a cost of living raise.

It has been several years now without one, they prefer
to have seniors living hand to mouth, nothing in between.

They are so greedy and selfish, living high on the hog
with our hard-earned money.

Needing to be kicked off of this government 'welfare'
from we citizens, and made to get jobs to pay their own
way, like the rest of us had to.

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Comments about Living On A Limited Income by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

  • Amitava Sur (9/13/2015 10:40:00 PM)


    A harsh fact of human life is pictured in this poem. To live itself is becoming so difficult on this earth day by day.And the discrimination is getting wider and wider between people to people. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 12:47:00 PM)


    I have lived without any money (I get food stamps) for many years now and have come to adapt. I do my laundry by hand in a 5 gallon bucket and use the same bucket to bathe. Yet I still feel fortunate, as billions have less than even I. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015



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