Friday, January 04, 2008

Change Too Good To Be True

Strolled swiftly down the avenue
Straight through onto the train
Past the garbage on the streets
Ticket Machine reads "change only"
I need change in the worst way

Homeless teens by the station
Waiting for the shelter
Another day without change
Can't get a job, can't ride the train
They need change but pockets stay empty

Single mom came to the ER last night
She has no health insurance
Her cash goes to car, kids and rent,
Toiling all day for low pay
No benefits, she needs change yesterday

Election time again this year
Time for change they yell
In with the new; that's their view
Same thing to us, with a different name
Voters are asking for change

Bring us real useful change
Everything we have glitters
It's not new, same old thing
Different day, pseudo name
Nothing new under the sun

We need change in a major way
Change for public transportation
New Politicians, same game
Garbage in streets, landfills,
Our land is filled with cars, bars, homes

TV shows violence and celebrities
Where is the news media?
Cable channels cost money too
They want your change for nothing
Same people, same trash different name

Everything cries out for change
The garbage filled streets
Mothers who work for no insurance
Politicians with the same fake smile
Trains, cable, lights, all take change

It All looks the same to me.
Pay to go to school,
Change for the train to work
My first stop the coffee shop
Now there's change well spent.

No comments: