Social Work-Out

The curious thing about social work
is the contradiction contained therein.
The cognitive dissonance drives one berserk.
(but NEVER refer to the issue as sin).

While family breakdown compounds and surrounds us,
the more our employment remains secured;
while the plight of society grieves and confounds us,
pragmatic self-interest will have the last word.

Ironic scenario: death by success.
when our methods empower, we’re out of a client…
there’s always behavior we need to address
as we challenge – yet keep them compliant.

Their full liberation would make us superfluous –
(service-bureaucracies bank on dysfunction)
dependence for them means more case-numbers for us
while programs roll on, overriding compunction.

L.B.J’s Great Society, founded in charity,
morphed and devolved into mamas on welfare;
enabling breakdown, promoting disparity
(taxpayer-funded entitled class-warfare).


2 comments on “Social Work-Out

  1. wiseblooding says:

    Nicely expressed! What a strange world in which we live, huh?


  2. colonialist says:

    Begs the question: who are the social misfits?

    Liked by 1 person

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