A poem “Poverty is…..”



Poverty is dangerous it puts you in places you should not be living with people who do not love you or like you or want you there who hurt you and choke you or only want to fuck you poverty takes your dignity kicks you out on the street with your wants desire jealousy poverty is filthy it doesn’t have closets a toothbrush it is losing everything again it’s even losing when you win failing before you begin poverty hurts it is separate but equal healthcare it is standing in the food bank line with the flu when the Dr said you must rest poverty is stress constant movement instability a dark vortex a sinking hole chaos is hell disconnection poverty doesn’t have a cosigner doesn’t care give a shit or a fuck about your rights needs or ability to pay for them your age or education who you know affiliations  activism how many miles you have marched or fought poverty is vets and their widows children and puppies everybodyPoverty is a starving artist who needs a publisher an agent has 5$ chapbooks but doesn’t have change for your 20. Poverty knows where everything free is resourcefuless not lack of skills just money poverty needs help is preventable by those who are very sorry they don’t accept section 8 although they feel for you , apologize because you don’t qualify , doesn’t want to be a hero but will pray for you and wishes they could help  Poverty lies to your face tells you to have positive thoughts to change your vibration think abundance life advice right now is apathetic indifferent poverty is discrimination won’t hire you or include you smiles and nods at you it is rude and condescending it is watched on the street corner poverty is pulled over for nothing,  trapped in fishing nets poverty watches videos of people freeing hopelessly trapped animals every day.  Poverty will take your car, put you in jail, foreclose on your house  This is a setup the system is working stuck here living in fear  poverty is a minimum wage hoax that charges 1000 dollars a month rent and 700 dollars taxes before you even anything  it is fining you for doing nothing nothing poverty cant participate can’t make it won’t show up doesn’t have enough can’t pay poverty is sick broke mentally ill has PTSD depression anxiety and a kid with ADD poverty causes conditions for  mental illness trauma and vulnerability poverty ran out of gas twice this month so far driving on 4 thread bare tires  1 almost flat on the freeway in the heat in front of your Lexus reckless poverty is not your problem poverty is dangerous and puts us all in places we should not be it is billions of people in this world  millions in america it is thousands in my town it is family that are tired of lead in their water and friends with no opportunity poverty is single disabled moms losing their license it’s dad’s with two jobs and expired tabs, grandma can’t afford her medicine again, gramps is hopeless  is nothing to anyone is forgotten and unimportant just like me. 
About the author

Lennée Reid is a geeky veganish universalist QPOC witch doctor mama bear poet activist survivor goddess on the spectrum who doesnt like labels that uses punctuation when she d@mn well pleases smile emoticon period Lennée has appeared in the UPS DIRT! project, Creative Colloquy, The Girl God, Tattoosday, and is forthcoming from Lost Tower. Her poems and photos are often in “Works In Progress”. Lennée repped Olympia Peoples Mic in NYC for WOWPS 2016, has featured and slammed across the country, and was heard on the KAOS 89.3 lit show “Tell It Slant”.
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Freedom, Food and Drugs


Fascism, Prisons, Mortality Rates, Holocausts, Racism, Suicide, Education, fun stuff.

A hundred thousand Americans die each year taking FDA approved drugs. You’d have a better chance at getting healthy avoiding doctors and smoking crack. Two hundred thousand die from diabetes. Again, better odds at being healthy smoking crack. More people are dying from prescribed pharmaceuticals than drug overdose. Hello!

2.2 million Americans are in jail. A higher percentage of our population than the soviets under Stalin. A disproportionate percentage of them racial minorities. Would we have more freedom and democracy if we were communists? Is moving to China a good way to avoid imprisonment these days? Seriously- My hypothesis is that smoking crack has a higher survival rate than taking FDA approved drugs and eating FDA approved food.  I also hypothesize that crack dealers are less psychopathic than the FDA. Sure, some may occasionally murder each other over drugs, turf, and hoes, but they STILL have time to maintain a lower death rate among their customers than the FDA. The same FDA that approved food ,which you buy and give to your kids and which contain known carcinogens. Carcinogens banned in other countries. Other countries who care about the health and welfare of their citizens, heart disease, diabetes and death rates.

The UN stated about 200,000 people WORLDWIDE die from illegal drug overdose each year. That is WORLD WIDE and there are billions of us. We literally imprison exponentially more people than drugs kills world wide. “Illegal” drug use accounts for less than one hundredth of one percent of global population demise. That’s it. McDonald’s and cookies kills the same amount of people in america as all drug use world wide. Is it us or the government that is sick? Doing illegal drugs seems to be safer than the prescribed approved ones, or eating cake.

I also hypothesize that we pay more attention to millions of people around the globe, than the people here in our own country. Millions of people in poverty,  imprisoned, homeless, and sick from being poisoned by FDA approved “food and medicine”. I use that term loosely. I mean edible food products and poison. Lets just call Monsanto, otter-pops, mountain dew, and the FDA the Devil from here on out. I’m Quite sure God would feed , house, clothe, and protect people, if he could, therefore the ones who enslave, imprison, poison, and invade, must be the Devil.  Or Nazis. Yeah lets make some comparisons to Nazi Germany’s, overall mortality rates compared to Americas track record.. Nazis killed about 11 million people. Tens of millions of Native Americans were killed in the worst holocaust in recorded history all so we could shop at wall mart and drink slurpees. This is the destiny manifested as the american dream as of today. This is a nightmare we can wake up from. Things have got to turn around everyone, and we are the ones that have to do it. Lets look at those numbers folks. How long does it take america to kill millions of it’s own citizens and those of countries we are occupying and invading? Does it matter how long it takes as long as we know they are killing people? Our tax dollars murder. And then lets look at the 4 million slaves were owned during the height of slavery. Lets shine a light on the pink  elephant of modern industrialized profit driven slavery. 2.2 million Americans equal big bucks in corporate pockets. That is just a nauseating thou….. barf!

“The incarceration rate in the United States of America is the highest in the world today. As of 2009, the incarceration rate was 743 per 100,000 of national population (0.743%).[2] In comparison, Russia had the second highest, at 577 per 100,000, Canada was 123rd in the world at 117 per 100,000, and China had 120 per 100,000.” that is straight from wikipedia. We are imprisoning a higher percentage of our population than China and Russia COMBINED.

CAN ANY OF YOU DO BASIC FUCKING MATH? Oh, that’s right, our Nazi fascist sit down shut up take your Ritalin give the right answer for 12 years so that you know you are nobody educational system doesn’t excel in that category. It would if we invested in our citizens. First people just have to give half a DAMN, A FUCK, OR A SHIT AT ALL!

Monsanto, the FDA, and the rest of our government are corporate fascists that are killing off anyone ignorant enough to take this stuff or too poor to buy organic food and marijuana, which BTW cures and effectively treats many ailments without DEATH or SUICIDE being a side effect. But don’t smoke or grow pot because they will put you in jail – with the 2.3 MILLION of us incarcerated for what? Not murder , all the murderers work at the FDA and the DOD. many of the recent  killing sprees in schools have been perpetrated by men on FDA approved medications whose potential side effects are suicide and obviously murder.

The ADHD/ADD medications they prescribe to your children are similar in chemical composition to methamphetamine. That’s crystal meth. Your kids are calm because they are strung out addicts. They are focused because they are basically on, again, crack. If you’ve ever lived a year in the hood, ghetto, or american area of poverty, you know crackheads look exponentially better that tweekers, I mean meth addicts. They stabilized and patented their desired outcome and make millions, billions on it. But if you’re black and selling coca leaf extract, you get 5-10 years in a box like an animal and fed GMO’s.

Hemp, cannabis, and the original coca cola formula became illegal when cotton and pharmaceuticals became mandatory. They outlawed ability for durable, dependable, versatile, medicinal, ancient natural plants to be grown. You were hoodwinked. No educated, intelligent person could ever think marijuana was similar to heroin or that Hemp was a dangerous drug. They fooled the ignorant people of the era , educated in our schools, and we are paying the price with death and incarceration and loss of dependable crops and jobs. It’s obvious the numbers speak for themselves. Connect the dots. This isn’t big brother.

This is you are owned and told what to do or punished by corporate slave owners that don’t want you taking care of yourself, growing competing crops,  and realizing you don’t need them.  They mandated medical experimentation, pharmaceutical cartel patents,  and outlawed natural treatments. Free healthcare my ass.

Some of the main side effects of cannabis usage are pain relief, happiness, relaxation, and hunger, or nausea relief. Cannabis costs about fifty dollars for two grams of recreational legally taxed use in the state of Washington.

Here is a list of drugs with which you can overdose and kill yourself, whose known side effect is suicide,  have lethal allergic reactions, damage your liver and or kidneys, and/or other totally legal FDA approved side effects, that your government will give you for free or subsidize if you are in pain, depressed, anxious, hyper, nauseous etc.

Abilify Adderall Ambien Antabuse Aricept Anafranil Ativan benzodiazepine BuSpar Benzodiazepines Celexa Clozaril Clozapine Concerta Cymbalta Depakote Doxepin Effexor Elavil Eskalith Fluoxetine Gabitril Geodon Haldol Imipramine Inderal Invega Sustenna Keppra Klonopin Lamictal Latuda  Lithium Lithobid Lunesta Luvox Neurontin Olanzapine Paxil -Phenelzine Pristiq Prolixin Prozac Phenobarbital Quetiapine Restoril Risperdal  Ritalin Saphris Serax benzodiazepine Sertraline HCl Zoloft) Seroquel Serzone Stelazine Sycrest Thorazine Topamax Trazodone Trileptal Valium Vyvanse Wellbutrin Xanax Zoloft Zyprexa -Zaleplon Morphine Sulphate Oxycodone
 Hydrocodone Fentanyl Hydromorphone Ketorolac Propoxyphene Demerol
Codeine Nalbuphine, etc.

 List of things you can go to jail for, marijuana and coca leaves, growing poppies, and making teas like humans have done for thousands of years. All unpatented, natural remedies of similar composition, often more effective than the above laundry list developed by pharmaceutical cartels and approved by your doctor. But remember, you can’t take care of yourself or make your health decisions on your own. That’s Illegal. Especially if you’re African American or Mexican or poor, many times more illegal. You can buy good legal representation if you’re rich. Rich (mostly) white people get fines. Black teenagers get shot walking down the street. This is bullshit america.

Why does something about this remind me of the Nazis? is it that Bayer – yes the makers your beloved aspirin – were doing all kinds of medical testing on incarcerated Jews with out their permission. Or, is it that instead of incinerating us we’re in jail so that private companies can profit from millions of years of freedom and life taken away from people who did what? Smoke a joint? Sell a plant? Have a fun weekend?

Frankly, I’m finishing this right now wondering if , although I’m filled with an autistic level of curiosity and information, am I the stupid one for saying anything? Is everyone stupid for being silent? 

STOP PLAYING CANDY CRUSH SAGA! EDUCATE YOUR SELF! READ A GODDAMN BOOK! WAKE THE FUCK UP! GIVE A SHIT! GET OFF YOUR ASS! Stop eating GMO’s and drinking soda, and your likely hood of needing a doctor OR a joint will decrease so fast your head will spin.

To freedom, food and drugs.


Or racist, fascist, pharmaceutical cartels, the prison industry and the war on thinking for yourself.


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