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When You Thought Me Poor

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When you thought me poor,
my poverty was shaming.
When blackness was unwelcome
we found it best
that I stay home.

When by the miracle
of fierce dreaming and hard work
Life fulfilled our every want
you found me crassly
well off;
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Dr Antony Theodore 28 August 2020
When you thought me poor, my poverty was shaming. When blackness was unwelcome we found it best that I stay home. poverty, shame, sufferings the feeling of rejection. very fine poem. tony
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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 May 2020
Now that moonlight and night have blessed me.......Outstanding conceptualization. Fine Poem. Thanks and congratualitions for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.
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Dominic Windram 16 May 2020
Powerful poem about the racism inherent in American society.
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Dr Antony Theodore 16 May 2020
Woe is me: I became a success! Blackness, who knows how? Became suddenly in! .. a very good poem. tony
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Sonam Tsering 16 May 2020
Thank You for sharing your wise and wisdom words.
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 May 2020
" When blackness was unwelcome" ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Lyn Paul 16 May 2020
Dear Alice. I hope with all of your hard work you now feel enriched. We know that money is not happiness. We are given life lessons every day. Though many never learn. Beautifully words expressed.
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Harindhar Reddy 16 May 2020
What beautiful poem raising a query or two poverty is to people but not to heart. Blackness is not bleakness, a black Star is one whose gases runout But black soul is one who fills light to others! Night is black but what's life Without night? Hence blackness is welcome ???? everywhere!
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Mahtab Bangalee 16 May 2020
poverty is not shame poverty is not curse poverty is not mercy of any kind of religious God poverty is poverty racism is racism the well planned recycle bin by the capitalist the well schemed bookish rules by literate flatterer since no time perhaps this world divided into two....king and slave.....without ending the system won't get free.....
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 July 2019
When you thought me poor, my poverty was shaming. When blackness was unwelcome we found it best that I stay home. realities of life. Tony
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