Natalie Ramos

Rookie - 257 Points (10-14-1979 / Trinidad and Tobago)

Inequality - Poem by Natalie Ramos

POEM: INEQUALITY!

WRITTEN BY N.R.S.J.R.1-23-2016 9: 18PM-9: 38PM


WHAT CAN ONE SAY WHEN INEQUALITY LIVES AMONGST US EVERYDAY,
AS OXFAM ONCE SAID 62 RICHEST PEOPLE OWN HALF THE WEALTH,
WHILE THE POOR LAY DYING AND CAN'T EVEN AFFORD HEALTH,
COME ON WORLD DON'T THINK THIS IS COOL,
WHEN INEQUALITY AMONGST MEN STILL LIVES IN OUR SCHOOLS,
WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR YOUNG ONES TODAY,
TELLING THEM THINGS LIKE INEQUALITY IS OKAY.


HOW CAN THE RICH GET RICHER AND NOT HELP THERE SISTERS OR BROTHERS,
GETTING JOBS THAT THE POOR CANNOT EVEN MEASURE,
SPENDING CRAZY ON ITEMS THEY DON'T TREASURE,
JUST FOR FUN, FAME AND PLEASURE,
WHILE THE BROKE ONES SITS AROUND FIGHTING FOR SOME KIND OF LEISURE,
A HUG, SHAKE HAND, FOOD WHATEVER,
ANYTHING TO FEEL WORTHY, SMART OR CLEVER,
SO THAT ONE DAY THERE DREAMS TO THEY CAN ENDEAVOR,
JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE THEY PAY TAXES TO CAESAR,
BUT IN THAT CASE INEQUALITY DOES'NT MATTER .


THEY SAY THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR HAS WIDEN,
BUT LOOK AROUND NOTHINGS CHANGE IN THIS HORIZON,
OUR COUNTRY STILL SEGREGATES THE BLACKS FROM THE WHITES,
THE ASIANS, LATINOS, INDIANS AND OTHER TRIBES,
ANYONE THAT ENTERS THIS COUNTRY CAN GET CHARGE AND ARREST,
BY ASKING OUR LEADERS QUESTIONS LIKE WHOSE RACE IT THE BEST,
WHY CANT WE PUT THIS INEQUALITY NONSENSE TO THE TEST
BECAUSE WERE SUPPOSE TO BE EQUAL AND BETTER THAN THE REST.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression

Form: Lyric


Poet's Notes about The Poem

THIS POEM SPEAKS OUT TO EVERYONE WHO EVER FELT THAT THEY WERE TREATED DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE OF GENDER, COLOR, RELIGION, BACKGROUND ETC.

Comments about Inequality by Natalie Ramos

  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/24/2016 5:51:00 AM)


    About 'INEQUALITY' (Oxfam Report) :

    As Oxfam says, the 'explosion' in the wealth of the super-rich has come at the expense of the majority and particularly the poorest people. A key trend is the falling share of national income going to workers in almost all developed and most developing countries. And the majority of low paid workers around the world are women. Tax havens, used by the rich and multinational companies, are fuelling economic inequality and preventing hundreds of millions of people lifting themselves out of poverty. In such a context, hundreds of millions of people go hungry while resources that could be used to help them are sucked up by those at the top of the wealth-piramid.
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/24/2016 5:51:00 AM)


    To reverse all above:
    - workers have to be paid a living wage;
    - the gap with executive rewards to be narrowed;
    - end to the gender pay gap;
    - compensation for unpaid care;
    - promotion of equal land and inheritance rights for women (in many parts of the world women have no rights!) :
    - governments have to take action on lobbying;
    - reducing the price of medicines;
    - taxing wealth rather than consumption;
    - using progressive public spending to tackle inequality.

    About POETRY, as an example, you can see the following:

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/wax-and-wane/

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/know-where-to-go/

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/is-it-true-that-the-devil-wears-prada/
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/24/2016 5:50:00 AM)


    good.. but to join us you have to follow a link I'm sending you by a personal message. Ok?
    Cheers

    P.S.: when sending your poem for our editorial project, please do not use capital letters in the text
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    Natalie Ramos (1/25/2016 10:58:00 PM)

    Thanks for the information will review it and get back to you.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 23, 2016



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