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Food for Rent

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azblond
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since 07-01-99
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The Steamy Desert


0 posted 07-08-99 11:49 PM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for azblond

Food for Rent

Madness to you is sanity to me
My life spent in captivity
Has taught me how to analyze
The hazy truth from shady lies

Parents who never learned
Rewards I never really earned
Money that I never spent
Rooms for sale, food for rent

Bottles littered my bedroom floor
The dog howling at the door
The car I stole when I was ten
I didnít know freedom then

Foster parents who hate kids
Living life on the skids
Drugs for sale, find a cure
Life for me-such a blur

Juvie Hall means a hot meal
So what if to get it I had to steal
My life was stolen long ago
Donít look at me like I donít know

The process grows, the time runs out
Laughing, crying, scream and shout
Lock me where you cannot see
No sound escapes the penitentiary

Madness to you sanity to me
Food for rent, drugs for free
Another one replaces me on the street
The cycle knows no defeat.




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Let my words fall first upon deaf ears before a closed mind...
© Copyright 1999 MiChelle Van Vleet - All Rights Reserved
jfreak
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since 06-17-99
Posts 311
Yuma, AZ, USA


1 posted 07-09-99 12:48 PM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

Very powerful. You have a knack at attacking the serious issues of today. Keep up the great work.

jfreak
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2 posted 07-09-99 07:22 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Gotta tell you, azblond, I've seen few poems posted here that can compare. It is such a strong poem that I read it three times and savored each one. Madness to you is sanity to me....how many people can truly understand that line? and, yes, it is a story without end. The names change; the story remains the same. This is a great piece of work.
Sally S.
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3 posted 07-09-99 07:38 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Pretty powerful lines here. Very well done.
azblond
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The Steamy Desert


4 posted 07-10-99 02:31 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

Thank You all...I have decided to turn some of my poetry in the direction of issues that the world seems to sweep away. I wasn't sure how they would be accepted, but your responses make me want to continue on. Sometimes inspiration comes from those who have nothing, but can teach us so much...as the subjects in my true life poetry have shown.

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