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Below is the poem entitled Poverty which was written by poet Leighann Anderson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Cold, damp and lonely,
an endless cycle of 
never ending misery,
masked to prevent fear in
my children.
Small, torn and always
second hand, my clothes
are as dull as grey
Large, dominant and
mountainous, debt
is forever increasing
over my head; it weighs
heavy on my shoulders.
Dark, gloomy and sombre,
my life is deprived of 
happiness; entrapment
is the only feeling
in my mind.
Poverty is what my
daily life seems to
reflect causing others
to make assumptions of
my character; taunts
created cause anger and
sadly shame for I am barely
able to keep afloat in these 
dark times.
My home is nothing but a
place of hell; walls peeling,
dampness covered surfaces,
destroying health of many,
food deprived cupboards,
and barely any warmth during
the season of winter.
Poverty, an unspoken creation
seen as nothing but shame,
never accepted within the 
worlds of the more affluent

Copyright © Leighann Anderson

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  1. Date: 6/19/2011 11:24:00 PM
    This is a wonderful write on a dismal situation.

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 12:02:00 PM
    I really hope things do get better for you. This is a painful topic, but I enjoyed reading this. Keep letting your emotions out. -Leigh Anne

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 9:13:00 AM
    you have chosen a subject many would avoid because it is so painful.. the agony going with poverty is well brought out.

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 6:24:00 PM
    this was awesome so greatly penned. cory

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 4:43:00 PM
    never accepted, judged the world is as it seems judgmental among appearances, deep write, take care,..p.d.