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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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