Kenneth Maswabi

Gold Star - 19,923 Points (Maun, Botswana)

The People's Voice - Poem by Kenneth Maswabi

Traumatized by the tragedy of poverty
Chronically pestered by this inflammatory scourge
The people's voice is lost in the loud noise of deceit
Greed and corruption
The people's voice is enveloped in a smog of hopelessness
Silenced by the venomous rhetoric of politicians & economists
Overwhelmed by the power of materialism
The people's voice has been lost in the courtroom of capitalism
The poor and vulnerable have no platform to speak
Ever engaged in their search for meaningful existence
The poor have given up their right to be heard
They exist in the emptiness of their homes
Tormented by hunger and disease
The people's voice is dead

Topic(s) of this poem: life, people, poverty, voice

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 12, 2018

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