Excuse me for living

Well, excuse me for living!

Have you run across the guy who is haughty and unforgiving? And he thinks if you aren’t born to money, then you aren’t worth a plugged dime honey.

If you haven’t acquired your master’s degree in philosophy or art, then you can qualify only to push a broom or a cart.

If you can’t decipher a papaya from a mango, then surely you can’t walk, fox trot or tango.

If you didn’t spend the winter months skiing a majestic slope, it’s apparent to him then, your just some pathetic dope.

If you can’t afford to buy your clothes when and where you wish, why you must smell of the “common folk”…a simple tasteless dish.

It galls me. It perpetuates a hate between all brothers and sisters.

It is inaccurate, yet prevalent, and worse yet, relevant to many! It is frightening sometimes.

The Big Brother of money, and false class are watching over me.
The godfather of society promotes what is worthless and negates what is real.

“Take a drink, take a drug, take a pill.”
Have an affair with technology and separate from human kind.

Loose your brains. Loose your sparkle. Passion becomes a hollow memory and complacency rules.

Everyone follows their rules.
Suckers are we, for their pleasure.

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4 Responses to “Excuse me for living”

  1. suburbanlife Says:

    Wow Marsha – this is a powerful poem, much truth in it, some plaintive pain and scorching critique of how much of life is. G

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    I was in reflection of life A-Z when I posted this. Just to clarify, I don’t think all wealthy folks are “class” conscious. Many of my friends are very wealthy! I was just in a particularly “unique” mood when I wrote this….and you know-writing is great therapy! Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. angel709 Says:

    Wonderful writing…I agree with you that it’s not the consciousness of all the wealthy, but I believe it is the overall “spirit” and demeanor that divides the have’s from the have-nots. Two snaps for well done!

    p.s. help, I think complacency is ruling right now.

  4. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thanks so much Angel. I agree “complacency” is ruling right now-and that is very sad!

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