|Issue: 81 Page No: 30 Updated: 02/04/2011 04:46 PM|
For those increasing numbers of persons
who have less to live on and less
to spend for boats, clothes, food,
excursions with the family,
and much needed medical care,
leisure means watching the tube
and viewing commercials about things
they cannot afford.
It’s seeing the lifestyles of the rich and famous
and hearing views from news pundits
who have no clue as to what it means
to do without.
And then there’s football and baseball
where the participants “earn” more money
in one year than
the poor family will make in a lifetime.
If the best things in life are free,
the poor should know this better than anyone.
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Staggs, Al. "Poor Leisure" ChristianEthicsToday.
The Christian Ethics Today Foundation. Winter 2011 (Issue 81 Page 30)