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Our Splendor

October 21, 2010
By squalur996 GOLD, Henderson, Nevada
squalur996 GOLD, Henderson, Nevada
10 articles 3 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character....would you slow down? Or speed up?
-- Chuck Palanick

I lay here in splendor
with all I could want.
And these wants never hinder,
or cease to stop.

Yet miles away,
are people of nothing.
They live not in houses,
but sit on the streets.

Squished tight in their quarters
they know nothing else.
From border to border,
and self to self.

Why can we not see this?
Us here in our splendor.
What is it we miss,
so that we can't be menders.

The author's comments:
In class we were to express what we thought when we saw a series of pictures taken by photographer Hiroji Kubota. They depicted poverty in Asia.

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cayaTW said...
on Aug. 2 2015 at 1:08 am
This definitely portreys passion and drive both about writing and the topic.It's a nice combination.