Is poverty contagious?
Is it just like a disease?
If not, can someone tell me why
the poor are treated worse than fleas?
They don’t look any different
They look like us, they don’t look strange
But, why when people see them
Do they act like they have mange?
I don’t understand perceptions
Of people and the poor
They only ask for fairness
They do not ask for any more
They live and work among us
We are closer than you think
The way people act around them
It’s enough to drive a man to drink
Pride, love and commitment
These are things they have to give
The only difference there between us
Is they need a clean, safe place to live
I know people make decisions
On what others see and do
But, perception of the homeless
Can only change with you…