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The Love Song of the Modern Poor

Posted by ilbebe on April 20, 2012

The Love Song of the Modern Poor is an angry one

Full of Rage

 

This rage is precipitated on the basis of being denied.

Do the poor not deserve love?

Obviously they cannot afford the current standard of love.

Thus,

their love must be cheap-

Is it worth anything at all?

 

The Love Song of the Modern Poor is the most brilliant ever known.

If you can’t understand that,

go buy something for yourself

with your cash,

if indeed you behave like a poor person-

despite your wealth-

and still carry it-

 

like a sack of bones

on your way

to your own funeral

where poor people will show up

and cry

because you were human

too-

 

Please have wine at your funeral.

The poor do not discriminate when it comes to free wine.

Provide whatever sort of wine you like.

 

When the poor leave your funeral, they will go to the next one.

They will jump the fare gate, or walk, but rest-

eternally assured!-

they will get there.

 

Along the way, they will sing The Love Song of the Modern Poor

While your body turns into coal.

 

The Love Song of the Modern Poor

has no set lyrics,

no syllables,

no tune.

 

It lives in your heart when you are hungry.

Sing it before you die.

 

-8:34PM 4/20/12, Flagstaff, AZ. Furiously in love with being alive…

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One Response to “The Love Song of the Modern Poor”

  1. whateva said

    Coming to terms with fate is the worst

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