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homeless shelter living. it's killing me.

by tulips4dolphins on May 23, 2010   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

homeless shelter living. it's killing me.
56 yr. old grandmother of 4.
how did i get to this place?
insurance company greed, need universal health-care.
received 'certificate of appreciation' from obama.
i helped him pass healthcare reform.
the irony is just too rich!

i have a job. can't work
not under the shelter's nonsensical 'rules'.

it's an oxymoronic 'catch 22' life-style.
hamster in a spinning wheel going
round and round. no way out!


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