The Messenger and The Social Gallows

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No one likes to pass by homeless people
On the work-bound train
Yet the failure to provide mental health services
Or a social safety net writ large
Will ensure their Metropolitan Transit Authority numbers gain
More pain and stress
Due to the unwillingness
Not much empathy for the “lazy”,
Negative thinkers nor non-praying
To provide funding to clean up
Or aver more hospital beds and facilities
For the mentally ill inner city mess
It seems the only one who deems these individuals
Is only those who actually knew or knows them 
At least at once caringly
These unfortunate souls
As “others”
To their economically well-to-do
Non-sisters and brothers and fathers and mothers
Who will take the time to understand
Or can even comprehend their problems?
Not me or you i suppose?
It is much easier to judge
Than empathize
This is culturally true of the American
Individualized competitive soul
My two cents always comes in prose
The receipt for these social ills by way of rhyme in poetry
I am to simply expose
The Messenger is always The One
Whom ends up receiving the bulk of the arrows
From un-democratic bows
Strung up by the Mob
Else banished to the Social Gallows

Published by The Appeal to Safety LLC

I am the owner of The Appeal To Safety. The Appeal to Safety is a Construction Safety Management/ Safety Consulting business. We provide Site Safety Managers/ Site Safety Coordinators/ Concrete Safety Managers/ Construction Site Fire Safety Managers for prospective NYC Construction companies that are well-versed in NYC Dept. of Buildings, FDNY, CDC, DOT and other relevant government agency codes and regulations/ safety standards. We also can provide EHS Construction Safety Managers for Heavy Civil Construction projects based in New York City and vicinity. We have a vast database of Licensed Safety Managers that we utilize to find Outstanding Safety Manager Candidates for our clients. Please contact for any and all of your Construction Safety needs! Together we will make The Appeal to Safety! Enjoy my original poetry with curated music videos! Have a great day!

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