Poverty Is A Gift Poem by Mark Heathcote

Poverty Is A Gift

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Father, poverty is a gift
ask any bird taking a rain bath.
Son, don't make-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 wages daily
paid only once monthly
father poverty is a gift.
Son, nothing is ever enough,
just ask your mum.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: poem
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
As featured in my book, In Perpetuity
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Michael Walker 02 April 2017

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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Edward Kofi Louis 02 April 2017

Poverty! ! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 02 April 2017

Gift.... congrats on being chosen....

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

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Poverty is blessings from an almighty offer prayers daily you shall be happyreally

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A B Faniki 31 July 2019

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

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Julia Luber 11 June 2019

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.

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Aqua Flower 12 May 2018

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!

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Rajnish Manga 09 June 2017

'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.

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Godfrey Morris 02 April 2017

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

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