Mark Heathcote

Gold Star - 25,635 Points (22/03/66 / Manchester)

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

  • 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

  • (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

  • 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

  • Aqua Flower (4/2/2017 9:57:00 AM)

    Congratulations to you for poem of the day! This ending sums it up on human nature. The more we have and make, the more we want! Sometimes when you have less, you appreciate more! Nicely written! (Report) Reply

    Mark Heathcote Mark Heathcote (4/2/2017 10:34:00 AM)

    Much appreciated The Princess thank you.

  • Tom Allport (4/2/2017 7:34:00 AM)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Robert Murray Smith (4/2/2017 12:33:00 AM)

    Congratulations on poem of the day.

    Nice poem, but poverty is multidimensional.10

    See my Poverty for the many dimensions.
    (Report) Reply

    Mark Heathcote Mark Heathcote (4/2/2017 10:36:00 AM)

    Thanks Robert

  • 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.
    (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (10/19/2016 9:59:00 PM)

    Simple yet beautiful poem... (Report) Reply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2015 2:42:00 PM)

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

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

    is blessings from an almighty
    offer prayers daily
    you shall be happyreally
    (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (6/25/2015 2:52:00 PM)

    Great poem! However what is gift for one can be a curse for other. You have expressed your point well. Thankks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 19, 2017

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