Poverty

September 16, 2010
By knb2011 BRONZE, Victoria, Virginia
knb2011 BRONZE, Victoria, Virginia
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1 million spent here, 1 million dropped there.
No big deal, right?

The regular world revolves while
wallstreet spins and accumulates.
The rich get richer.
The poor starve.

Never enough.
vs.
Too much.

Scavengeing for the next meal
or searching for the next mansion.
Both feel equally important.
One could save a life.

The man in the street
stares in disbelief.

The limo driving by him never slows
as it nicks the edge of his shopping cart,
sending him spinning to the ground.
The politician in the backseat
tells his driver keep going.
"He's not a taxpayer, anyway"

1 million spent here, 1 million dropped there.
No big deal, right?

The author's comments:
This poem came so easily to me. One of our biggest social/political issues is povery, homelessness, and such. I hope this will open some at least one person's eyes.

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on Oct. 3 2010 at 9:23 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

SO flippin true! I wish that every one could see this....sigh. Thats why i do humanitarian work ;)

Phoenixx GOLD said...
on Oct. 1 2010 at 10:40 pm
Phoenixx GOLD, Toronto, Other
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sorry to ruin it. I agree but then there are also choices. Some people just don't take them because they don't like them. Well thats my opinion.

I like the article though, its nicely written and shows where your coming from.


on Oct. 1 2010 at 7:41 pm
MaddieWo PLATINUM, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"If I'd a knowed more, I would a loved more." -Pilate Dead, Song of Solomon

I like the second to last stanza best :p

Love how you started/finished with the same lines


uhilu25 BRONZE said...
on Oct. 1 2010 at 2:57 pm
uhilu25 BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
i am not bound to win,but i am bound to be true.i am not bound to succeed,but bound to live up to what light i have. -abraham lincon

i love this im glad someone sees what i do.


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