Poverty

Poverty

A Poem by Bookworm1223

Poverty is the thing that swallows the

Sole on your shoes,

Completely worn through,

Though you wear them day in and day out

Because you know.

Without a doubt.

That if you were to walk in a shop,

Search the shelves bottom to top,

You would find you had no money for a tongue nor a lace,

You simply couldn't afford shoes to replace

The battered weather beaten slips of rubber under your toes,

You try to hide the signs, but the world still knows.

It may know, but it ignores. 

Thinks you disgusting to beg for more

Money that you need to make it one more week

A better life is the only thing that you seek.

You cry to yourself, in pain and in fear,

While silently asking, “How did I end up here?

This wasn’t what my family planned for me,

I had a whole life that I guess just wasn’t meant to be.”

Your stomach is empty, like your barren change cup,

Too afraid to look around, too ashamed to look up.

Some hurry past, averting their gaze 

While some seem sympathetic in their own ways,

But the man, woman or child that really sees you,

The one who drops in a coin is too far and too few,

For you to have just one more meal, 

But people say hang in there, just deal.

Just deal with no home, no money, no clothes,

Just deal with the battered, weather beaten slips of rubber under your toes.

© 2016 Bookworm1223


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I felt the pain and how the world is based only on money in order to survive. I've been doing studies on life and to realize there's no studies on life just the processes and methods of doing things. But to know a life is full of beauty, love, harmony and blessings always there for you. Poetry is the language of the soul and leads you to unknown territory within yourself and shows there more to see than you see through your eyes of time. I love the way you capture pain and the heart in this fine piece. Keep writing . Sincerely your friend Andrew Nelson Stewart in poetry.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bookworm1223

3 Years Ago

I really appreciate your review. I think the fact that our lives revolve around money is sad. Life s.. read more
Andrew Nelson Stewart

3 Years Ago

Yes I agree with you, Watch Alan Watts The Real You on youtube. I promise you won't regret it.
Bookworm1223

3 Years Ago

I'll definitely do that



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Poverty is more than money, choice, or today... it's all about the tomorrows you face throughout your life.

Poverty DOESN'T need to steal a person's dignity and heart - that ...is usually left to the ones that laugh and point fingers

Posted 2 Years Ago


I felt the pain and how the world is based only on money in order to survive. I've been doing studies on life and to realize there's no studies on life just the processes and methods of doing things. But to know a life is full of beauty, love, harmony and blessings always there for you. Poetry is the language of the soul and leads you to unknown territory within yourself and shows there more to see than you see through your eyes of time. I love the way you capture pain and the heart in this fine piece. Keep writing . Sincerely your friend Andrew Nelson Stewart in poetry.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bookworm1223

3 Years Ago

I really appreciate your review. I think the fact that our lives revolve around money is sad. Life s.. read more
Andrew Nelson Stewart

3 Years Ago

Yes I agree with you, Watch Alan Watts The Real You on youtube. I promise you won't regret it.
Bookworm1223

3 Years Ago

I'll definitely do that

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