Posted by: Lisa | September 24, 2012

Tired

I wrote this in one of Shonda Buchanan‘s poetry workshops at the HRW 4th Annual Writers’ Conference this past weekend:

All day, every day, I’m
tired of the rich and powerful getting everything their own way
tired of working my ass off just to pay bills
tired of being paid crap for doing work that makes a difference in people’s lives
tired of all the lying, cheating and stealing in our culture
tired of being tired
tired of watching poor people become poorer
tired of having ads shoved in my face
tired of endless wars and massive military spending
tired of being trapped within walls.
I long to live in a world that doesn’t make me tired.

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