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Poem: Equality Starts With Loving Oneself

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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

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