Patricia Williams

Rookie (02/19/1953 / Fort Dodge Iowa)

Society's Child - Poem by Patricia Williams

She was born without a chance
By a mother young enough to be her sister
Into a society where she wasn't wanted or needed
A file in a caseworker's desk
Lost among the mountain of welfare's children

She is not a child of famine's land
She doesn't speak with an unfamiliar tongue
She is one of America's statsiscal poor
The rich don't recognize her existence
The middle class turn their heads away
and the poor stand by in helplessness

What will happen to this child?
She will wear hand me downs, eat handouts
and wonder why she has no stake in life
She exists in a no win situation

America recognize this child
She is not just a statistic
She is an overwhelming reality
Don't shut your eyes to the children
They are our future and if they have no future
What is ours

Comments about Society's Child by Patricia Williams

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (1/25/2010 7:51:00 PM)

    dear poet, you should try to share this poem.... i gave this a 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2010

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