The Jobless and Poor

Destitute and homeless bundled in doorways
Beer cans and bottles rattle around
Self esteem and dignity gone forever
Though reasons for this often abound.

Many theories put forward by powers that be
The answer to all squalor is work
But that’s not true for the old and disabled
Only those who endeavour to shirk.

One wonders how the situation got worse
I would like to hazard a guess
It has something to do with a big bald man
With the initials IDS.

Jobs are not easy to come by these days
Life is not easy for sure
It’s hard if you’re working at all
But even worse if you’re jobless and poor.

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