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Her name is Poverty

She tells me, 
Of the belt of hunger that clings to her waist, 
Of how it's only ever loosened by rampaging and rummaging through waste.

She tells me,
How her journey through payments, predicaments and pavements make her tire,
How her cracked feet and wracked heart are passed by Tyre after Tyre.

She tells me, 
About the intricate diagnoses and prognoses that riddle her every fiber, vessel and vein, 
About the cardboard pleas and pleads that have all been in vain.

She tells me,
That this is the existence her weeping womb has bred,
That her hope for her successors is that they may succeed her in the fight for bread.

She tells me,
Her name is poverty.
Do you remember her?

Copyright © Jessica Goldstone

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Jessica' congratulations with your sweet win 'take care~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Ha, Alliteration is one of my favorite and fun forms when it comes to writing. I think this state can be many of us... I love this...PD

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 7:17:00 PM
    Beautiful writing. Jack

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Nice featured poem~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 3:35:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. This is a great poem that makes you think.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Jessica, :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself a lovely Sunday.... always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 12:52:00 PM
    A thought provoking and touching write Jessica.....well done! Big congrats! Hugs

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 6:29:00 AM
    sorry i am late with congratulations Jessica , very unintentional xx

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:08:00 PM
    an intense one on poverty. Great way to personify it. it's so sad that many have to live this way. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Loved it Congrats .......Seren

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 5:23:00 PM
    One heck of a good write! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Jessica, ~ congratulations with the wonderful win in Frank's ""DO YOU REMEMBER? " contest. have yourself a nice day~ xox~PD

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:56:00 AM
    This is such a powerful write. It truly makes you think about the greed and over-consumption in North America. Really enjoyed reading this one. Congrats!

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:27:00 AM
    Something we do not wish on anyone, let alone on our offspring. Thought provoking read. Congratulations on your win, Jessica.