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I died because I'm poor. (Compassionate mod kicks in a penny for the funeral)
Poet | I.C. Howe

Posted on 06/26/2006 5:44:09 AM PDT by phoenixrising47

I died because I'm poor.

I'm floating in the water. My Mom is accross from me. Mosquitos swarm around us. They're our only friends.

I'm in the United States. Of, America. Not Vietnam. I'm not on T.V. It's really me. I'm dying 'cause I'm poor.

Mama's eyes are fluttering. Like a butterfly. This is real. Please, people. Not a photo op. I'm dying 'cause I'm poor.

I spit on Mama's lips, to give her moisture. Her face turns cold. I'm crying 'cause I'm poor.

Oh, Mama! Dear sweet Mama. I wail into the sky. Where's that promising Bush? Mama didn't have to die.

Now it's my turn. I hear the helicopter, but have no strenth to go out on the porch. I'm dying 'cause I'm poor.

I hear the rotors of the blades. I'm hugging Mama. Get her warm. Oh, Mama, it's come to this. We're dying 'cause we're poor.

I reach out to the men. And suddenly it's black. My life's film has broke. It broke 'cause I'm poor.

It broke 'cause I'm poor. It didn't have to be. We did better in the Tsunami. We did better in the war.

We died 'cause we're poor

by I.C. Howe


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
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1 posted on 06/26/2006 5:44:12 AM PDT by phoenixrising47
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To: phoenixrising47

Shut UP.


2 posted on 06/26/2006 5:45:03 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: phoenixrising47

Oh brother!


3 posted on 06/26/2006 5:45:26 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: phoenixrising47

IBTZ.


4 posted on 06/26/2006 5:45:52 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Jack Bauer" is Arabic for "I'm f*cked.")
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To: phoenixrising47

IBTZ


5 posted on 06/26/2006 5:45:53 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: phoenixrising47

Did you write better poetry when you were alive?


6 posted on 06/26/2006 5:46:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Without a monkey, "You are nothing, absolutely zero. Absolutely nothing.")
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To: phoenixrising47

In before the zot!


7 posted on 06/26/2006 5:46:16 AM PDT by torchthemummy ("Patriotism...means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country” - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Admin Moderator; humblegunner; Allegra; Bacon Man; Hap; Eaker

Check this out. It's supposed to be, like, poetry or something.


8 posted on 06/26/2006 5:46:18 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: phoenixrising47

IBTZ?


9 posted on 06/26/2006 5:46:40 AM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (This tag-line is temporarily closed for remodeling)
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To: phoenixrising47

by I.C. Howe


Sure in hell ain't I.F. Stone---Bag of hammers here....


10 posted on 06/26/2006 5:46:41 AM PDT by litehaus
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To: phoenixrising47

"I died because I'm poor."
Well, maily because you aren't too bright.


11 posted on 06/26/2006 5:46:52 AM PDT by Verbosus
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To: phoenixrising47

WAHWAHWAHWAHWAHWAH.


12 posted on 06/26/2006 5:46:53 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: phoenixrising47

"I hear the helicopter..."





Not too surprising.


13 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:01 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: phoenixrising47

You're dead. Go back to wherever it is you belong.


14 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:14 AM PDT by colorcountry ( Run with scissors???? I can barely jog my memory)
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To: phoenixrising47
Dork!
15 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:28 AM PDT by dagoofyfoot
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To: phoenixrising47

Actually you died because you're mother didn't listen to the warnings and try to get you out and because your mayor chose to let school buses get flooded instead of use them to move folks out of town.

Not because you're poor.


16 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:29 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: phoenixrising47

This is about Katrina? Yeah, and all Bush's fault? The idiot left out Nagin, Landreau and Blanco, didn't he?

What a drivelish waste of pixels.


17 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:30 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: phoenixrising47

Get a job.


18 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:35 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (A wall first. A wall now.)
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To: phoenixrising47
It broke 'cause I'm poor.

So get a job deadbeat.

19 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:40 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: phoenixrising47

I'm sorry to hear you're dead. IBTZ.


20 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:40 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: phoenixrising47

More like I. B. Lame


21 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:40 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: phoenixrising47

You died because you were ZOTTED!


22 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:41 AM PDT by Son Of The Godfather
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To: Xenalyte
It's supposed to be, like, poetry or something

Oh its something alright.
23 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:49 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: phoenixrising47

IBTZ


24 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:53 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: phoenixrising47

Your dying because you had a selfish Mayor, who left town to get his family to safety, but forgot to send out the schoolbuses for the poor people.


25 posted on 06/26/2006 5:47:57 AM PDT by syriacus (Superfunds aren't needed, since ONE WORD from a Dem neutralizes lethal chemicals -- "rust.")
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To: phoenixrising47

IBTZ?


26 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:02 AM PDT by Mercat (Looks like all the Dummies got for Fitzmas was a beat-up scooter)
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To: phoenixrising47

IB4TZ


27 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:17 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Condi 2008.<------added January 2004. Remember you heard it here first)
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To: phoenixrising47

Maybe if you got off your a$$, got a job, and had the brains to realize the Government Cannot Help You During a Hurricane, you'd have gotten out and survived.


28 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:19 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. 17,427+ snide replies and counting!)
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To: phoenixrising47

At least the world didn't lose a good writer.


29 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:44 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: colorcountry

No sympathy here. Go get a job.


30 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:46 AM PDT by television is just wrong (our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: PJ-Comix; franksolich; Charles Henrickson; Lazamataz

Heart-wrenching poetry ping!

BTW, wonder if I.C. Howe is a woman. Woman + bad poetry = the prized "poetess" designation.


31 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:48 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: phoenixrising47

I'm dying because I had two weeks notice and was still too stupid to get out of the way of a Category 5 hurricane.


32 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:48 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: phoenixrising47; sure_fine

I smell a ZOT coming!


33 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:48 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: phoenixrising47

Just say no to drugs...


34 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:50 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: phoenixrising47

35 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:58 AM PDT by PilloryHillary (Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.)
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To: Xenalyte

People who want to listen to crap like this can tune into Link TV (aka CommieFink TV).


36 posted on 06/26/2006 5:48:58 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Mass immigration and mass indoctrination of illegals is the current marxist strategy to gain power.)
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To: phoenixrising47

Well, quite an interesting post for your first day here. Tell me, are poor folk acquainted with the smell of ozone?


37 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:00 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Rugged individualists of the world, unite!)
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To: phoenixrising47

What a crock!


38 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:03 AM PDT by Cannon6
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To: phoenixrising47
I hear the helicopter, but have no strenth to go out on the porch.

Good spelling don't cost nothing.

SD

39 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: phoenixrising47

Adios, troll.


40 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:09 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: phoenixrising47

Get a job.


41 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:13 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: phoenixrising47
I hope this was you:


42 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:34 AM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: phoenixrising47

No, you died because you were stupid.


43 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:34 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: phoenixrising47

In before the zot.


44 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:37 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: phoenixrising47

I don't see how.


45 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:37 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: phoenixrising47

Related to I.P. Daily?


46 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:45 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: phoenixrising47

47 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:45 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: phoenixrising47
I am a angst-filled teenager.

I wrote this for a school anthology.

I hope it sounds depressing.

My public education cost more than almost anywhere in the world.

I got it for free.

I live in the greatest nation of the world...

But I won't write about the billions killed by Communism...

About the billions killed by socialist dictators...

About horrible conditions in other nations where warlords kill for fun.

Nope, I'm going to whine about microscopic problems in the greatest nation on earth.

Because my Leftist, liberal, hate-filled teacher

will give me an "A" for that.

48 posted on 06/26/2006 5:49:46 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: phoenixrising47

Since you're dead anyway, can I have your stuff?


49 posted on 06/26/2006 5:50:02 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: phoenixrising47
I died because I'm poor STUPID.

There. That's better.

50 posted on 06/26/2006 5:50:07 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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