One Plank in This Platform: I’m For the Poor
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Written by Chris Floyd   
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 22:28

No dogma, no doctrine, no parties, no political poltroonery; just one plank in this platform: I'm for the poor.

 

Just One Plank by Chris Floyd

Just One Plank

There’s lots of politicians
Philosophers and more
They’ll tell you how to run the world
And what your life is for
I ain't no politician
But I’ve seen life from shore to shore
You want to know my program?
I’m for the poor

I’m for the poor, yeah, I’m for the poor
The sick and hungry who can’t take no more

A lot of folks are savvy
They’re serious and smart
They’ll tell you why the rich should rule
They’ve got it on a chart
But they worship at the altar
Of a hand they cannot see
And their greedy god has gobbled up
Their own humanity

But I'm for the poor, yeah, I’m for the poor
The sick and the hungry outside the door

I spent so many years out there
Trying to figure out the truth
In party plans and platforms
And that old voting booth
I sought a grand solution
I don't do that anymore
There's just one plank in my platform:
I’m for the poor


The bombed and abused who can't take no more
I’m for the poor, yeah, I’m for the poor


The sick and the hungry outside the door
The lost and abandoned, the wracked and the sore
I'm for the poor, yeah, I'm for the poor


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