Poverty in the U.S.

Sparrow  by Paul Simon
Who will love a little Sparrow
Who’s traveled far and cries for rest?
“Not I,” said the Oak Tree
“I won’t share my branches with no sparrow’s nest
And my blanket of leaves won’t warm her old breast”

Who will love a little Sparrow
And who will speak a kindly word?
“Not I, “ said the Swan
“The entire idea is utterly absurd
I’d be laughed at and scorned if the other Swans heard”

And who will take pity in his heart,
And who will feed a starving Sparrow?
“Not I,” said the Golden Wheat
“I would if I could, but I cannot, I know
I need all my grain to prosper and grow”

Who will love a little Sparrow?
Will no one write her eulogy?
“I will, “ said the Earth
“For all I’ve created returns unto me
From dust were ye made and dust ye shall be”

http://nightowlnews.com/?p=2921

http://www.fairplanet.org/editors-pick/2483539-children-homeless-in-the-usa/

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/07/06/225074/-Suffering-in-America

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6 thoughts on “Poverty in the U.S.

  1. Reblogged this on OzzyPlayaGirl and commented:
    The last pic really moved me. This is a good read.

  2. Late to the conversation, I know. But I love the Steven Colbert quote. He rocks!!!

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