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Homeless Children

by Gary Beck
(New York, New York, USA)
Published April 20, 2019
"Homeless Children" by Gary Beck - 45 Poems - Eleventh Transmission
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Homeless Children

Shelters open wide the doors
devour the young and helpless
cramming them with the lessons
of democratic America,
of, by and for the rich,
harshly rejecting
offspring of the disenfranchised,
who cannot vote
to obtain representation
in the land of the free,
so their children are cast out
of the decent community,
deprived of all rights,
totally dependant
on indifferent servants
of a bureaucratic system,
unconcerned
with the fate of their wards.


Biography
Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an
art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 11 published
chapbooks and 2 more accepted for publication. His poetry collections
include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars
Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways,
Displays, Perceptions,  Fault Lines & Tremors (Winter Goose Publishing).
Perturbations, Rude Awakenings and The Remission of Order will be
published by Winter Goose Publishing. Conditioned Response (Nazar Look).
Resonance (Dreaming Big Publications). Virtual Living (Thurston Howl
Publications). Blossoms of Decay, Blunt Force and Expectations will be
published by Wordcatcher Publishing. Some of his novels are: Extreme
Change (Cogwheel Press), Flawed Connections (Black Rose Writing), Call
to Valor (Gnome on Pigs Productions) and Sudden Conflicts (Lillicat
Publishers). His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and
Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and
essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives
in New York City.
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