Hezekiah Tiamiyu

Freshman - 554 Points (Lagos state, Nigeria)

Richest But Pennyless - Poem by Hezekiah Tiamiyu

We are the world's richest,
Building houses anywhere we care.
Give us your cartons so we tear,
To make of beds the best.
We are the neatest!
That proved by the rags we wear.
Everyday to death we get near,
From roads to crescents, all bridges we test.

We are the ones surnamed poverty,
Our believe in alms never-ending.
Life with thy hunger sword wants to kill us.
Will there be change to positivity?
Bright as the sun our future keeps shining.
For now we have no penny to buy horse.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem tells about the street beggars, ... And d name came when a beggar was counting d money he had made, ...it was much than what I had @ hand....later though I thought through the scenario again, thinking of how he'll spend d money, den i knew he was throughly pennyless.

Comments about Richest But Pennyless by Hezekiah Tiamiyu

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (12/25/2015 9:31:00 PM)

    It is the true and it is ironic.....a contradiction we have come to live with, tfs! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Babatunde Aremu (9/1/2012 12:11:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem. However, some beggars now have landed properties. Do you believe? (Report) Reply

  • Kasia Fedyk (8/4/2012 1:18:00 PM)

    It is a beautiful poem Toheeb I feel its energy and its truth. Great write! (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (8/1/2012 2:57:00 AM)

    good, it straightly goes through the heart of cruel people. it's shark and strong.
    nicely written, well done and keep writing
    Ellias Anderson.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 26, 2012

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