Cruel Bluff

I’m a day late and a dollar short

So many of us could use more support

Some just to survive

Or begin to make

Our world get so much better

Mental Health doesn’t just come off a shelf

Yet to find good help

We often need wealth

I see that to live good lives

Books and medicine can be

Exclusively clever

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Ironic we call it, “A wealth of knowledge”

Because we study

And did college

And live with such crime

All of the time

Ignorance causing

Poverty

Illness is judged

by those with a grudge

And not many budge

or take a fair nudge

To save hard case lives

And lend resources to stop

Costly misery

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No fault but your own yet

You blame us for mistakes

You say that you’ve grown

But your inclusion is fake

How can we get through

All the anger and hate?

When you’re mad at the poor

Their contribution you negate

To be human and have feelings

Has to be more than enough

But easing pain to you is not priority “stuff”

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You’re a day late and a dollar short

So many of us could use more support

Some just to survive

Or begin to make

Our world get so much better

Mental Health doesn’t

Have a fixed price

Yet to find good advice

We can’t roll the dice

I see that to live good lives

Money and planning can be

A great measure

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Self-serving, why suggest

“Money can’t buy happiness?”

As we work all days

Without rest

Face dirt and grime

All of the time

Striving to get past

Poverty

Food has a cost

Clothes and shelter are lost

If dollars not tossed

To you by your boss

To help get through life

And provide resources to bring

Ringing success

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Where’s the reason?

You blame us for mistakes

And imply that it’s treason

But your evidence is fake

How can we prove

Our contributions are great

When you are mad at workers

Who don’t even get a living rate?

To be human and have our own needs

Has to be more than enough

But your “fair” sharing of resources is a

Cruel bluff

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