Posts tagged ‘poverty’

September 27, 2016

Boy Migrant

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Boy Migrant

He haunts me
A young boy
Mid teens
A lad like mine
Seen on the news bulletin

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March 1, 2015


by Lakshmi

And maybe peace is not
A bilateral talk in an air-conditioned room
With high security to defend the privileged
It is the perpetual sorrow and spirit of warring men
And women, their numbers dwindling like a waning crescent

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July 1, 2014

Ordinarily Upset

by aquietwalk



designs to distract

coveted fabrics delight the eyes

no sooner are the wise

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October 25, 2013

Beggar woman’s Tirade

by Apurva


What are you staring at?

My face or my state?

I’m ashamed of neither,

so carry on, unabated!-click here to read more

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May 13, 2013

Our worlds madness.

by Harry

Posted for Teasy.

We live in a world gone mad
Yet again someone causes pain
In a faraway land
Once called the land of the free
Where  seekers of a  new life steps, did flee
Who wants to remove a whole race
Pain, hurt or suffering is not yours to give at will
Nor take the life of innocents make one a man

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February 22, 2013

Poetry challenge 3: The Other Half.

by Harry

Posted for PO3TIC

“….and see how the other half live”
is all i heard her say
I wasn’t listening as usual
I detest the awful way
the corners of her mouth
curl up while she’s talking
the atrocious butchering
of the simplest of words
my irritation grows to anger
at each painful mispronunciation
of nouns, adjectives and verbs
what other half does she mean
is this another one of her
self righteous rants on poverty
words fly so fast from her mouth

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January 8, 2013

Striking the Blues

by Worldly Winds

Iconic charming history,

repeats the sad refrain,

as, once more, we get screwed over,

we sing along again;

the blues echo a doleful tune,

and strike the same discord,

man mines the depths of misery,

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