CHARITY

We brag about how proud we are
Of our great gifts to charity.
But really, should we take such pride
In this state of humanity?

The poor are not a second class.
It isn't what they want to be.
They're poor because they cannot climb
Our vertical economy.

No one should have to beg for health.
We have responsibility;
But for ill health beyond control
The stricken should not pay a fee.

It should be free to reach out to
The bounds of our capacity.
To leave out those who can not pay
Diminishes society.

What sense is there in having more?
We know it doesn't make us free
For more will never be enough.
What good is this disparity?

The reason we should not feel pride
In charity philosophy
Is numbers of unfortunate
Reveal our inhumanity.