Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Poems
|401.||Dancing With God And Angels||11/7/2014|
|402.||Work, Work, Work!||11/14/2014|
|403.||'We're All On A Journey'||8/14/2014|
|404.||A Tribute To The Filipino People, Edsa Revolution!||9/25/2012|
|405.||War, War, War!||10/20/2012|
|408.||The Boxing Match||10/3/2012|
|409.||Between The Rich And The Poor||8/27/2012|
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Between The Rich And The Poor
Who draws the gap between people?
They call them rich, they call them poor
The rich squander in wealth and abundance
The poor wonder what to eat next time.
Who allows injustice as iron fists
Smashing down the humble dignity
Of the weak, elevating the powerful
To decide what for the poor is best?
Who wakes up in the middle of the night
Feeling the grumbling hungry tummy
Over an open roof and empty plates?
Who orders trips to paradise during holidays
Hoarding bank shares and silver and gold?
Love In Its Purity
Love is a language of the heart-
It is prose and poetry
It is in film or comedy
And yet nothing can fathom
its own depth, height or breadth.
Love is a dream in every heart,
an object of conquest and war
It mirrors greed, pride and honor