You are not staying here
The answer was direct and quite severe
I wasn’t even asked would I like a bite to eat
Nor was I offered an ointment for my blistered feet.
Was it my colour or perhaps my demeanour?
For the attitude was in no way sweet in fact it was downright sour
I knew there was no harm in me I was just down on my luck
I was just looking for part time work to earn an honest buck.
The way of the world has changed of that there is no doubt
People like us on the lower rung will find it hard to bring change about
Hopefully the time will come when each one will be born with a silver spoon
But until those on the top rung realise how we exist they will not change their tune.
C. J. Black∁β