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People Are Not Throwaways - An Awareness Poem by S.

Updated on March 15, 2012

This is S.

This is S.
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People starving on the street

People selling their bodies

Because they have nowhere to go

And nothing to eat

People discarded like garbage

By both friends and family

Those people could be you or me

Junkies with nothing to do

But look forward to some fix

Feeling depressed and hopeless

About their situation

Please, before you judge

Put yourself in their shoes

When you've got no one to rely on

And nothing to look forward to

You've got nothing to lose

And if they try to change their life

Or want to get somewhere

People just want to stereotype

They don't want to listen or care

Because they don't wear the right clothes

Haven't a polished attitude

Have no backing or degree

Meanwhile they're surrounded

By street vultures who treat them like property

They murder them

Objectify them and sell their bodies

And that's the underside of society

Those of you out there

Who might stick your nose in the air

Stereotype or just don't care

Remember you're the lucky ones

So please have compassion

We're all living things

We all have loves, hopes, and dreams

And one person is never

More important than another

We're here to understand each other

And learn our lifes lessons

Whatever they may be

Judgemental people out there, please

Have some humility

People aren't there to be thrown away

They're human beings

Just like you and me.


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      Christopher Dapo and S. 6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Thank you always exploring, I wish more people thought the way you do. If more people would join together in support of one another I wouldn't feel the need to write about the sad lack of empathy so many seem to have. -S.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You echo my thoughts. Never judge another until you have walked in his shoes. We never know how much a person is suffering. Diversity is beautiful. There is room for all..Thank you..I really like this..