America, Why Do You Beat Up On Your Poor?
BY BILLY MANAS
Why does America beat up on its poor?
Its hardworking hungry, its workday whores
And pitting the needy against the needier
The suit-wearing porcine faced men growing greedier
Whose miserly eyes get smaller and beadier and
Scorch up the earth like a Hollywood meteor
Why are they stealing the money from those
In the broken down cars and hand-me-down clothes
As they spit in their eye and step on their toes
Bled drier and drier and led by the nose
And how can a person bust their ass all week
And not even have a safe place to sleep
There’s a fervor that’s rising, we can’t stand it no more
America, why you got to beat up on your poor?
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