Ricky Baker

(01-24-1990 / San Antonio, Texas)

Poverty


It’s the 21st century,
World has advanced in many ways, yet poverty still cries.
Looking at the little boy with tears in eyes,
Desperately searching for love, companion and good clothes
We all know what it clearly indicates and shows,
Poverty.
It haunts me, and part of me wants to make a change and,
the other me wants to forget
but I can surely bet
It’s something one with a good heart wouldn’t do!
If it takes some sacrifice, I’m ready
But is the rest of the world?
I see poverty in a rich man trying to find love,
I see poverty in a well-educated man who lacks modesty.
I see poverty in a literate man who lacks respect for poor.
I see poverty in a selfish man who wants more
The world is still imperfect despite all the advancements,
Because there is,
Poverty.

Submitted: Monday, March 15, 2010

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  • Ouch G. Hetrick (4/28/2011 6:14:00 PM)

    This says, 'Everyone moves their glances from the wrong of the world, but I want to show those the truth they don't see.' I like it and it speaks to me. ;) (Report) Reply

  • Krishnarasa Seshadri (3/23/2010 11:46:00 AM)

    This is truly beautiful....'.It haunts me, and part of me wants to make a change and,
    the other me wants to forget
    but I can surely bet
    It’s something one with a good heart wouldn’t do! '-shows a noble quality-sensitivity and an ability to empathise. (Report) Reply

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