Friday, March 18, 2011

Unconscionable Cuts

Hurting our neighbors
our sisters and brothers
those crying out
given short shrift

Only a few seconds
to plead their cases
the line long
to argue for their lives

The services being cut
the programs eliminated
the advocates removed
who serve our neighbors

All of this coming
in times of trial
yet we are still wealth
safe in our beds

Where is the shared sacrifice
the honor to our burden
the responsibility of society
to aid those in need

What are we doing
to bear the burden
shifting the costs to others
who have no voices

Pushing the cuts down
onto our neighbors
blind to the pain
that we will cause them

Driving home
in the warmth of our possessions
surrounded by our wealth
do we still hear their cries

Don’t leave us
don’t desert us
don’t leave us
to die alone

Care for our neighbors
our sisters and brothers
this is a war
and we are on the wrong side

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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