Concrete Gray

Photo: Google Images Public Domain

Concrete gray becomes their hair
Sidewalk cracks too much to bear

Melding, blending with their position
No glance their way gives recognition

A man downtrodden, sad, consumed
Has no shelter within this tomb

Others care, some don’t have time
To tend a hand covered in grime

Human beings reduced to this
A land of plenty became an abyss

Once okay and doing fine
One tripping slip they crossed the line

Whole families now are on the streets
Life’s shifting changes kicked their teeth

Now invisible, we don’t care
Concrete gray became their hair

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  1. Such a powerful visual here. Well done.

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  2. Truth in every word. Well said, Gayle.
    Izzy 😎

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  3. We do pay too little attention and cast way too much blame–effective poem. k.

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  4. Reblogged this on My Bewildered Brain and commented:
    As many have said before me, this is an obscenity in the modern world.

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    • Thank you for wanting to reblog this poem. I so agree with you…it most certainly is an obscenity. I appreciate your visit.
      Gayle ~

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  5. so very true!

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