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(22.9.28 / Portsmouth England)

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That Lonesome Word

'Poverty'

As far as the eye can see
no other word in our vocabulary
begins with letters p-o-v.
The word stands all alone
calling for our sympathy,
humanity, love and charity.
Let us hope this lonely word
will soon be swept into history.

Submitted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
Edited: Sunday, March 07, 2010


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  • Booklover Tv Lounger (3/7/2010 3:45:00 PM)

    Very nice use of diction and pose. The entire poem is a delight. Never stop the flow of your literary art.
    -SJD

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