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Merciless ruler of billions,
Your empire of want, across the globe
You have stretched
In your unpitying passage, 
No village
No town
No city
No nation
No continent is left 
By your 
Ruthless forces:  
Of suffering 
Of Misery
Of agony  
Of despair 
Of death. 

The innumerable subjects of yours
Subjugated are by
The powerful heartless few
Their ruthless decrees:
Of cruelty
Of indifference
Of inconsideration and
Of shameful exploitation have been
For centuries unmercifully 
Grinding your subjects in 
Their shameful mills
Of fathomless greed,  
Taking the lions share, first, and then
For more are they asking,  
The deprived multitude of starving 
On empty stomachs they march 
Horrid enemy of starvation to face 
Famine’s unforgiving front of death, 
Wishing thus
To die in the battle of survival with dignity,
In agony to live another day
Hope for dreams of 

Oh, poverty,
Don’t ask me how did I come
The needy and your
Grimy nature so well to
If I were ever to be asked,
Here is my reply:
So well poverty I know you,
Since birth, a loyal subject of yours
I have been and 
Still, a subject of yours,

© Demetrios Trifiatis
      24 February 2013

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  1. Date: 2/24/2013 8:43:00 PM
    Well said friend

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 7:11:00 PM
    You have spoken elequently on a devastating topic. Well done.

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Sad that you and so many others are forced to be a loyal subject to this hideous condition of society. A great poem on the subject this is!!

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 8:34:00 AM
    I take my hat off to this one. There is more poverty in the world then anything else. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 2:51:00 AM
    - It was a very well written poem Demetrios, high quality!!!! - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 1:46:00 AM
    A masterpiece...crafted with careful thought and consideration, culminating in a powerful testimony! My dear highly esteemed poet...this was a lovely write! :) You unmasked those who oppress the weak so well. A better day is coming, when justice will reign. :) Even so, come Lord Jesus!