Treasure Island

Buxton Shippy

(7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Mister Poverty


Mister Poverty is a strong man,
Built with potent genes;
Been around since the dawn of creation,
Infecting each generation.

Mister Poverty is a cunning man,
Steeped in the art of deception.
He'll make you lie,
He'll make you steal,
A deft illusionist indeed.

Every time wealth hits him
He bounces back.
Every time health sees him,
He hides under a rock,
And he's determine to beg
Even if standing on one leg.

Don't take him lightly
Or underestimate him,
He's stink and flexible.
And when you try to break him,
Well.

Submitted: Saturday, March 23, 2013

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