Child Of Poverty

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It's so strange.
They speak about it.
Pizza! burgers! chicken! meat!
I don't know what 'delicious' means!
I don't know what 'over weighting' is!
I just know what 'skinny' is
Everyone calls me like this.

My food is great, wonderful!
Eating this way needs no rule
I won't eat anything instead
Here it is; water & bread!

Last night doctor told my dad:
'your child needs some protein'
But dad needs his money for
Some more drug & heroin.

We were penniless, dad was sad.
Poverty made him truly mad.
Addiction came and kindness went.
Our home is a carton tent!

In fact only God can mend
My wounds with the looks he sends.
I'm the child of poverty,
Hunger is my only friend.


to all hungry children on the earth...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Kakali 01 September 2019
Thats really true
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PRIYANI KUMARI 11 February 2019
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Guy Dimitri Jagodinski 11 September 2013
Great poem with so much truth.
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Shraddha The Poetess 08 September 2013
poverty is one of the biggest economic problem and also a social problem...this poem is not onlyy touchyy but also consists dvotion and sympathy towards children suffering from a disease called povertyyy......wrking like cancer which actually need cure and medication....... although very nice poetryy bhaiya..........
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Inwalked Bud 04 September 2013
It's really quite sad that in this day and time that anyone should go hungry..There is so much waste in this world and if we all looked out for one another and extended the love and kindness out to all mankind, then no one would have to suffer and want for the basic necessities in life.. Great poem...
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Ellias Anderson Jr. 31 August 2013
pauvréte! The poverty and the humans, the poverty and nothing the poverty and disaster. The world and the emerge of no one who sees the children on the rims of cliff or the people with Realism_dialectick way of living. The more they get, the enermous amount of disaster and poverty will spreat in a vast scale Bea bro
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G Tausif 21 August 2013
Very touching poem. Very well written
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Heather Wilkins 20 August 2013
written with good imagery you draw the reader into your poem. we feel the sadness of the child. this should never happen to the children 88423
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Nader Baheri 17 August 2013
wonderful my have very good rhyme and subject. once a sophisticated man told me we must eat best food and drink the best beverage.sleep in best and comfortable beds.and also live in the best and super expensive houses.i wondered and i asked him what if we dont have enough money and what if we are poor. then he replied.if we get hungry enough, our food is the best and the most delicious food.if we get thirsty enough what we drink is the best beverages.if we get tired enough our bed is the most comfortable bed.and finally if we love each other and everyone our world would be the most and super expensive house. i dont know maybe what these words seem motto.i didnt believe in it too but now i am understanding what he said. felicitous.~nb
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