Wow this post is really moving. I love your poem. I am sorry you are going through a hard time. I’m a college student as well not close to graduating yet and my folks and I are on food stamps. You are a honest soul I can tell by your words do not be ashamed. Everyone needs help in their lives and this economy has been hard on most of us. Hang in there and I’m praying for you and everyone. God Bless
I’ve had a poem in my head around this subject for a good week-ish now. It all happened after I stopped into Local First Grocer, a local food co-op that only sources local food. I asked if they take EBT, which I have been on up until the end of this month. They said, “not yet.” I knew the cashier and I mentioned something about going off of food stamps soon, and that it was kind of embarrassing.
“No, it isn’t.”
You see I’ve bought into the American philosophy, namely this: If I am on food stamps, I am abusing the system, I should have done better, and I should work harder to get myself out of the mess I put myself in.
Nevermind that I am a poor college student who just graduated with $40,000 in student loans. Nope. Nevermind that.
I was still just a broke…
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