The Ugly Truth

April 2, 2010
By maritina BRONZE, San Juan, Other
maritina BRONZE, San Juan, Other
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Favorite Quote:
In life you never know what's gonna happen next...whether it's good or bad, for the worst or for the best. Either way you just have to take a chance and hope it's for the best...


A child without a home,
And you want that brand new phone?
A baby dying of hunger,
Yet you wish you looked three years younger?

A mother cries herself to sleep,
For her children she can’t keep.
No money has she now.
A better life she must allow.

An old lady dying alone,
And because of school you moan?
An old man sick on the street,
Yet you want another treat?

A daughter works from 5 to 9,
And then doesn’t even dine.
To help her family she must,
And the rest, in God must trust.

A woman killed for speaking out,
And why is it that you pout?
A man jailed for wanting better,
Yet you still want that new black sweater?

A father drinks his troubles down,
As to not skip out of town.
His family and he dwell in a slum,
Waiting for a meal that may not come.

A child without a home,
And you want that brand new phone.
A baby dying of hunger,
Yet you wish you looked three years younger.


The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece after realizing how selfish I can sometimes be wanting petty things when there are people with much greater needs than me. I hope that it will wake up in people a sense of wanting to help others and reduce the selfish society that we live in.

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verowero:) said...
on Apr. 29 2010 at 5:05 pm
well keep hoping que everything always gets done sooner or later :)

on Apr. 29 2010 at 5:02 pm
maritina BRONZE, San Juan, Other
4 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
In life you never know what's gonna happen next...whether it's good or bad, for the worst or for the best. Either way you just have to take a chance and hope it's for the best...

:) I hope so !

on Apr. 29 2010 at 4:58 pm
the world loves them! trust me!

on Apr. 29 2010 at 4:53 pm
maritina BRONZE, San Juan, Other
4 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
In life you never know what's gonna happen next...whether it's good or bad, for the worst or for the best. Either way you just have to take a chance and hope it's for the best...

:) thank you verowero! hahaa a la orden siempre daughter ;) jijijijiji

verowero:) said...
on Apr. 29 2010 at 4:52 pm
mariaammm!! esoo staa belloo!! i was really feeling it!! i love it double it! you really need to be a writeer sino JA! im going to make you! love you!! gracia por la ayuda de hoii :) :D

on Apr. 29 2010 at 4:35 pm
maritina BRONZE, San Juan, Other
4 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
In life you never know what's gonna happen next...whether it's good or bad, for the worst or for the best. Either way you just have to take a chance and hope it's for the best...

gracias patricia :)... i'll try my best to share them with the world ... it all depends if the world likes them

on Apr. 29 2010 at 4:31 pm

estuvo super cool! i commend you on your poem!

sabes que? deberias ensenarle mas de tus poemas al mundo!


on Apr. 29 2010 at 7:47 am
maritina BRONZE, San Juan, Other
4 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
In life you never know what's gonna happen next...whether it's good or bad, for the worst or for the best. Either way you just have to take a chance and hope it's for the best...

thanks :) will do!

on Apr. 28 2010 at 5:56 pm
lifeisajourney GOLD, Coronado, California
18 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey not a destination..."
"Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life in a clearer view again."
"Only those who will go too far, can possibly find out how far one can go"

this is great i love it keep writing


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