So many small towns
Down on their luck
unable to get back up
No way to revive opportunity
I’ve seen their faces…
all those workers, young and old
losing it all, including their dreams
More than they ever imagined–
gone, like a vanishing ghost
leaving them cold and empty
Times have been tougher
like the Great Depression
but the slow economic bleeding
is taking its toll everywhere
Hope is still out there, but
wrapped in unfamiliar clothes
Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.
Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling. Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here.
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10 thoughts on “The Slow Economic Bleeding Takes Its Toll”
Gautami: Thanks. I wish you prosperity. It is your birthright.
It has taken a toll on me too. I have had a financial setback.
Thanks Dan, Nasra, and Soulless. Everything in life, including economy, has its poetry.
Wow its tough to put economy in a poetry in here you are …furnished it with poetry …
“Economic bleeding” works like the domino effect. Tsk, tsk. The toll is felt even on the ‘individual’ level.
Boogle: Thank you for your comment, although I’m not sure I understand it.
Floots: Thanks and I agree.
the world does not spend enough time looking at such faces
thank you don
pam param ?