Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Other America on Easter Day

This is the season of Easter a time to be glad
often we don't want to think of what makes us sad
but I cannot leave behind my feeling that's bad
a girl living in poverty it makes me real mad.

she lives in the other Ameica
this easter day
she is always on her knees to pray
but help seems to never come to save the day
she lives in the other america
that's all I can say

we speak of the new life
the life in Christ
we speak of living right
but her way is encumbered
her money is tight

she goes to work getting up at 4
she carries her baby out the door
she changes buses twice
she pays the price
of going back to work
so soon after giving birth
in the other America

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