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Beginner's Heart

This poem sums up — far more beautifully than I can say — how I feel about the current economic situation. It’s by Humberto Ak’Abal, The Dance. While companies and the rich (and even many of the never-will-be rich) are complaining about taxes and ‘handouts’ for the poor, in Oklahoma almost one million children (918,849) were rated ‘poor’ in 2009 — below the poverty level. One in 5 — TWENTY PERCENT — are at risk of hunger. Daily. Dancing on the edge of a penny, indeed….

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