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Poem: Equality Starts With Loving Oneself

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Summary of Poem

Equality starts with loving oneself is about how we want a decent wage & shelter. The government caters to people with children, leaving out single people. No one seems to lift a hand to help one another. America is the land of opportunity but many complain. If you love oneself, others will care.

"Bill Burr on Feminism & Double Standards"

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"Equality Starts With Loving Oneself "

We all scream for equality
like equal wages for a day’s hard labor
or shelter to lay one’s head.

But a single, childless man or woman
will be left out in the cold to fend for oneself,
while the government caters to singles with kids
giving them all the amenities
like shelter, food, and healthcare.

The poor beg to be treated fairly
while the rich look down upon them,
no one ever lifting a hand
to help one another.

America is the land of opportunity,
where people can make a better life
working for a decent wage,
but too many complain
how life is treating them unfair.

When in reality
it is just like love,
you have to love oneself
for anyone else to care.

"You Are Who You've Been Looking For" by Adam Roa

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 25, 2020:

Umesh,

Thank you.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 25, 2020:

Sankhajit,

Thank you.

Have a wonderful day.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 22, 2020:

Nice thoughts. Charity begins at home.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee on June 18, 2020:

a great message of times...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 16, 2020:

Ruby,

Yes. It is a common problem.

Many here are placed to work for foodstamps, and they get money also.

Me...disabled & single remember being homeless but receiving no help because I did not have children.

Something is definitely wrong with this system.

I'm not complaining though...some people really need the help and I am fortunate to be on disability.

Have a great day.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 16, 2020:

Brenda, your poem speaks about a problem that's existed for much too long. When I was in nurses training there were two women who had children and were divorced, I heard them say that they didn't care anything about nursing but they were being paid by the government to go, that's wrong.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 16, 2020:

Bill,

I'm so glad to hear you have found a way to love yourself.

They say our life only comes around once and I want to enjoy mine too.

Enjoy each day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 16, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you.

Loving oneself opens up an inner peace which feels so great.

Delighted to hear your comments.

Have a wonderful day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 16, 2020:

Nithya,

Thank you.

It definitely might make the world a better place.

Enjoy your day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 16, 2020:

It was a tough lesson for me to learn, but thank the gods I did learn it thirteen years ago. Just in time to enjoy the rest of my life. :)

Lorna Lamon on June 16, 2020:

Loving yourself starts from within and this self-love will give you the courage to find that inner strength and change your life. Your poem speaks of this reality. Great poem Brenda.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 15, 2020:

So true, you have to love yourself. Being human will help this world a better place to live in. Great poem.