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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.





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patricia14199 said...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm
the world loves them! trust me!
 
maritina replied...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm
:) I hope so !
 
verowero:) replied...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm
well keep hoping que everything always gets done sooner or later :)
 
verowero:) said...
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
 
maritina replied...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 4:53 pm
:) thank you verowero! hahaa a la orden siempre daughter ;) jijijijiji
 
patricia14199 said...
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!

 
maritina replied...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm
gracias patricia :)... i'll try my best to share them with the world ... it all depends if the world likes them
 
lifeisajourney This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm
this is great i love it keep writing
 
maritina replied...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 7:47 am
thanks :) will do!
 
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