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Poverty At The Center

September 9, 2021
By CheyenneC GOLD, Vero Beach, Florida
CheyenneC GOLD, Vero Beach, Florida
13 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.


Hour by Hour the clock ticks by,

Living on paycheck to paycheck,

judgment from those who know nothing of this feeling,

Hungry, thin, waiting, watching.


The hourglass begins to crack,

The violence reigns heavily on your heart,

And the sorrow of the poor cries out like an echo,

Fearful, broken, tired, and lost.


Time is slipping away from under our feet

The darkness awakens your lifeless dreams

Trampled on by the upper class, 

Healing, breaking, sore, and angry.


Gunshots blast out through the city,

As they cry out for change,

Never giving up on a better future,

Relentless, determined, unwavering, selfless



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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 25 2021 at 10:26 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Thank you

CheyenneC GOLD said...
on Sep. 21 2021 at 9:20 am
CheyenneC GOLD, Vero Beach, Florida
13 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.

@lydiaq Your literally making my whole day writing poetry is so important to me omg I'm legit finna cryyyyyy

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 17 2021 at 5:12 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

It's incredible, the sympathy you've painted in these words.