Friday, March 18, 2011

In the Care of the State

The costs will be greater
though maybe not tomorrow
down into our future
when the costs are fully realized

The expedient decisions
to cut the services
the funding for the poor,
the aged and the disabled

In the care of the state
or in the cold grave
these may be the consequences
when they come of age

The decisions short-sighted
ripping them apart
the families brutalized
in the cuts to their hearts

In the future we will see
the measure of our compassion
as our neighbors die alone
as they cannot meet the mortgage

Some will take their lives
when the services are dried up
some will die in their houses
alone in the cold of winter

The costs far higher
if we look into the future
the choices we are making
a judgment on us all

March 18, 2011
Cuts approved by the NH House Finance Committee and
Constitutional Amendment proposed by Rep. Neal Kirk
to remove safety net of town welfare
Leviticus 4
calling on the NH Legislature
and the Governor
to spare those without a voice
those who need us
from the severe budget cuts
that are currently planned
in HB1 and HB2, etc.
in part based on the testimony
of The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson,
Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire
March 10, 2011
testimony of Kathy Needleman, Esq. (testifying as a parent)
March 10, 2011
testimony of Katherine Stearns, Esq.
March 10, 2011

Raymond A. Foss, Esq.
Law Offices of Raymond A. Foss, PLLC
Poetry Where You Live
160 Main Street
Suncook, NH 03275-1206

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