Wednesday, March 16, 2011

No Counsel for Them

The indigent, the helpless
those who have been beaten down
those needing assistance
to stand on the ground

No counsel for them
the money redlined
left out of the budget
in a cut so unkind

They need assistance
to have a hope for justice
someone to speak for them
in the gate of power

To stand with them
against power
to advocate for their interests
to do what is right

Needing funding
a measure of compassion
offering hope
to our people in need

March 16, 2011
No Counsel for Them

March 16, 2011
No Counsel with Them
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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