aditi upmanyu

Poverty - Poem by aditi upmanyu

This morning I saw an awful sight
For a chunk of bread a dog and a boy had a fight
Finally the dog grabbed the bread
The boy seemed to be angry and dread
He begged and cried for food
For him life was so rude
His skin was all pale
For him life was a gale
All his ray of hope was lost
His body was all rough and frost
The boy started then selling soaps
But there was no hope
No one was there hear his cry
A child of my age is so gloomy, I ask you why?
Then my eyes were unlock
I tried to provoke each individual and every flock
From intricacy how long we will hide
Today and now we have to decide
For the privileges of a child we will fight
We will impede this obscurity and blight
Children will get back their childhood, pleasure and delight

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  • (6/14/2007 11:04:00 AM)

    The theme - rights of children - is excellent (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 11, 2011

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