The Homeless and Unemployed in the United States

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is for my book I am writing, called "An American Carol", as well as "One Fine American Day", and/or "One Fine Day"

Submitted: October 18, 2016

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I photographed many homeless people and dogs waiting in line, including an image from the city of Portland, and the State of Oregon. I wish I could add additional photographs to include Seattle, Washington State or Boston, Massachusetts where I believe I also wrote versions of my poem, “Cafe Children in Fat City”, although Detroit, Michigan is really known historically within American culture as the original automobile industry that is/was American and highly successful. With the demise of the car or automobile industries in the United States, the sense of success and hope has decreased and results in the homeless American people – through unemployment, often children who grow up to discover the shirt their mother designed for them or her dreams that included their heritage and high birth is really not such an ugly shirt he or she may have blamed her for making them wear. The disappearing white race is also my topic, a race that has pretty colors in it in the United States, and our or their culture is disappearing. I worry, and I, too, have faced terrible poverty in the United States and know homelessness. I am the author of both these poems. Patricia Louise McGurk


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