Mark Heathcote

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Poverty Is A Gift - Poem by Mark Heathcote

Father, poverty is a gift
Ask any bird taking a rain bath.
Son, don't make's me laugh
There's nothing but rain
Poverty isn't a gift
There's nothing but pain.
So son fastens your reigns
Ride for them riches today
Don't live by wage's daily
Paid only once monthly
Father poverty is a gift.
Son nothing is ever enough,
Just ask your mum.

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Comments about Poverty Is A Gift by Mark Heathcote

  • (7/31/2019 6:58:00 PM)

    Intresting Thus I think dear old poverty is a cruel master. That deserved to be kick out of earth (Report)Reply

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  • (6/11/2019 4:48:00 PM)

    Poverty is certainly an addiction, but I don't know if it is a gift. Since it makes your mind and your decisions have to work a certain way……once habituated, it is an addiction. Hard to break out of. (Report)Reply

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  • Aqua Flower (5/12/2018 11:38:00 AM)

    Poverty is a gift when it helps you to appreciate comfort & things when you do have them! It is the gift of gratitude but poverty that perpetuates and you can't get out of, can cause pain and suffering! Nice write! (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (6/9/2017 10:25:00 PM)

    'Poverty is a gift or poverty isn't a gift' can be a point of debate or a question of attitude. The poem brings into focus the age of materialism. Thanks for this thought provoking poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Godfrey Morris (4/2/2017 8:11:00 PM)

    The son is right. Poverty is a gift. It opens the soul, it gives insight to many truths. (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Walker (4/2/2017 6:48:00 PM)

    A dialogue between father and son, in which I think the father is right
    and certainly more wordly-wise than the son. I think that poverty can be a gift-but only up
    to a point.
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  • (4/2/2017 3:36:00 PM)

    Poverty of spirit is worse than being poor in material possessions.good poem congrats on poem of the day.. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (4/2/2017 12:59:00 PM)

    It is our attitude to look at things. Even the middle class is a subjective term. Level of satisfaction and peace of mind are not static. they differ from person to person. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/2/2017 7:34:00 AM)

    a well observed poem of human nature? there will never be enough! .......well written. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/2/2017 1:28:00 AM)

    Gift.... congrats on being chosen.... (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/2/2017 1:01:00 AM)

    Poverty! ! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Gladys Brown Prince (3/7/2017 12:55:00 PM)

    Poverty, it's only a gift for poor,
    whose hope is get rid of it swift.
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  • Tapan M. Saren (10/19/2016 9:59:00 PM)

    Simple yet beautiful poem... (Report)Reply

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  • Spock The Vegan (6/18/2016 11:51:00 AM)

    Great poem, but are you the father or the son? (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (2/10/2016 10:40:00 PM)

    So simple, so stylish, so beautiful, Liked this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Nima Foroughi (12/19/2015 3:10:00 PM)

    What a wonderful poem. I really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Titto Mutunguti (10/13/2015 3:27:00 PM)

    Awesome poem.enjoyed every moment reading it (Report)Reply

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  • Sranisha Francis (9/25/2015 12:44:00 AM)

    Very beautiful words. I liked it..............
    Poverty isn't a gift
    There's nothing but pain
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  • (8/31/2015 2:42:00 PM)

    Very entertaining and well written. Thank you so much. (Report)Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/4/2015 6:48:00 PM)

    Poverty
    is blessings from an almighty
    offer prayers daily
    you shall be happyreally
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 19, 2017


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