Pauper Poem by SylvaOnyema Uba

Pauper

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Pauper Pauper
Sitting lonely
In the stable of rust

The forest howls at
Your dry mouth
Tasty for a sip of drink

Your chin-like skin
Leaves your tattered clothes
Dangling loosely in the air for cover

Pauper Pauper
Your jaundiced eyes
Are a horror for people
In the glass houses

Your leprous fingers
Are the scorn of men
Who rub in Arabian perfumes

Pauper Pauper
Lurking in the shadow of want
Stumbling into the red red fires
Drenched in the ice-cold rain

Pauper pauper
Fallen victim to the rape of society
Unclothed in nakedness
Yet clothed in spirit

Pauper
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: poverty
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The poet depicts a state of poverty, deprivation and want He unveils the neglect of the needy by the affluent. Karl Marx social class structure is illustrated here where the haves - upper class discriminates the havenots - lower class-peasant pauper
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvaonyema Uba 06 April 2018

Pauper Pauper Lurking in the shadows of want

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Glen Kappy 14 April 2017

wow! sylva. i'm struck by the intensity that comes through in this poem. once again so much in a short poem with visual appeal because of the way you shaped it. -glen

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Sylvaonyema Uba 20 December 2016

Thanks Edward for your comments on this poem. I appreciate.

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Sylvaonyema Uba 20 December 2016

Tasty for a sip of drink This clearly shows a state of hunger and want

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Edward Kofi Louis 27 October 2016

Unclothed in nakedness! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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