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A Challenge

Let us see how civilized these people would be,
When they are left with a week long power cut,
Not running water taps, credit cards repossessed,
The next destination not known and confused.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013


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civilized people are not born, but their environment creates them.

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  • Patricia Grantham (8/2/2013 2:14:00 PM)

    Life has its many challenges. Many have found themselves in
    bad situations but have overcome. The valley of despair have
    found its way in many of our lives but we have risen above it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/31/2013 9:32:00 AM)

    Nice challenge. Life seems easy for some and they don't know what it means to others. Beautiful short poem.

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/31/2013 5:28:00 AM)

    the hollowness of our claim to being civilized is laid bare in this poem, a hard hitting one.

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