Scraps – Author Donna J. Sanders

One of those weeks
where you wonder
what you did
to deserve this life

to work as hard as you did
and then have to struggle

to be undermined
by those who are supposed
to repair the broken pieces
and the only solution they give

to swallow pills to mask the despair
with the slight chance
you may become a statistic
with side effects

another lost soul

one less mouth to feed

packaging your scraps
to supply the next pawn

© Donna J. Sanders

Cardboard Signs

Excerpt from the book “Cardboard Signs”



Donna J. Sanders

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia – a poetry collection about the struggles we face, the state of the world and how to see beauty in the simplest things, and Cardboard Signs – poems to bring awareness about homelessness, mental illness, self-esteem and the injustices many face.

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