Andre M. Pietroschek

Standing Up Again! (Free Verse Homeless Poem)

Standing up again 
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Standing up once more;
So being expelled from society was a challenge, not a chore:
As my ego recovered, standing alone for myself even more!

Standing up again;
Coz the cold of winter did not cripple away from trying,
I knew, new work was the choice, not cheating or lying.

Standing up once more;
Coz neither disease nor crime ensured premature dying!
No justice in it, but I waste no time on sobbing or crying.

Standing up again;
For life does not bow to political zeal or religious fervor,
My new stalker & tyrant the hacker idiot on that server.

Standing up once more;
While the mainstream pretends all is easy, pretty & good: 
Hostile clans & criminals lurk 24/7 in my neighborhood!

Standing up again;
For the good god, who abandoned me, did judge so anyway, 
I'm gonna care for myself, hence I've nothing else to say!

Homelessness and so-called living on the edge of the precariat sure changed my worldview. Also wrecked
my health, yet only stupid people tend to underestimate exposure to diseases, cold, and crime. When a
society turns away from solving problems, towards comfortable denial, then one thing is for sure: More
people will be taking unexpected downturns, deservingly so, or on the contrary!

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Published on on 02/17/2023.


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