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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Poverty, Angst and Anxiety Dx Breidenthal, David William Free verseangst,beauty,betrayal,cha
Premium Member Poem THE CHISOLMS Walker , Verlena S. Rhymeabuse,addiction,anger,bre
Premium Member Poem THIS POVERTY OF MINE Walker , Verlena S. Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,allegory,analogy,bo
Premium Member Poem THE SCENT OF WATER Wood, Dave Lyricabuse,corruption,crazy,pa
better days ramirez, kathryn Lyricchange,conflict,corruptio
i wish i knew how to cry KAMAU, WANJERU Lyricpolitical,pollution,pover
WHAT WE GAVE Guillermo, Olive Eloisa Kimofeelings,inspiration,life
Living in 2014 carver, samantha Acrosticpoverty,
A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Guillermo, Olive Eloisa Iambic Pentameterinspirational,poverty,rig
Restless Bans, C.T. Blank verseloneliness,poverty,
Poverty or Prosperity Lawrence, Julius ABCbible,encouraging,family,
IN A POOR MAN'S HOME Justice Amenyo, Kessie Sonnetafrica,bio,cry,happy,life
Lost Jobs Smith, Tim Coupletamerica,poverty,
The Machine Forster, Jesse James Free versecorruption,courage,grief,
Premium Member Poem Before It Is To Late Acquah, Vicki Classicismabuse,corruption,murder,p
I am a slave Pen, John Coupletabuse,emotions,marriage,p
Premium Member Poem WHATEVER Walker , Verlena S. Free verseabuse,angst,growing up,in
Premium Member Poem A Casual Exchange thirtyseven, scott Prosehumorous,poverty,slavery,
Premium Member Poem SPARE COINS onclaud, nette Free versehope,poverty,
Hope Drunk Alexander, Kenneth Alliterationpoverty,society,spoken wo
THINK Sidegu, Kizito Grookcorruption,political,pove
Premium Member Poem They just called him Boy: He was Grandpa to me Smith, Arlene Rhymegrandfather,poverty,tribu
Hunger Warning Schumacker, Earl Free verseabuse,conflict,dark,food,
Premium Member Poem Politicians Duggan, Peter Balladeanger,betrayal,evil,peopl
The Sun Ascends, the Sun Descends Breidenthal, David William Free verseadventure,conflict,confus
The Perfect Painting Ali Bhat, Irfana Free versechild,love,poverty,
Ali Baba and the 40 thieves - aka african governance Pisoh, Nyonglema Free verseafrica,allegory,poverty,p
Premium Member Poem Migration Richards, Carrie Sonnetpeople,poverty,social,soc
POVERTY Samuel Akindele, Ajala Epicabsence,abuse,epic,horror
I KNEW THEY WERE WRONG MUCHAI, ESTHER ABCpolitical,poverty,power,
That One Chance Johnson, Michael Light Poetrypoverty,prison,
Premium Member Poem Complications of Charity Zerbst, Isaiah Sonnetaddiction,bible,community
Premium Member Poem Prayer of the soup kitchen Carroll, Ken Free versehope,poverty,prayer,
Ignored Breath Limbaugh, Christina I do not know?child,life,memory,poverty
No better tomorrow Upadhyay, Nishant Lyricabsence,abuse,lyric,pain,
The Blind And The Cripple Rahman, Anees Balladculture,jobs,journey,pove
Premium Member Poem POVERTY Wood, Dave Free versepoverty,
Lord up above Timperley, Dave Rhymeculture,family,god,jobs,p
Premium Member Poem Wolf Pacts Guzzi, Debbie Sonnetpolitical,pollution,pover
Obstacles in Life Ogilvie, Ileane Rhymedream,fear,hope,poverty,s
Therefore beholding plays the farmer pale Rahman, Anees Sonnetearth,farm,food,hope,pove
A Hobo's Day Jewell, Christina Sonnethumor,judgement,poverty,
sunny summer Sangwan, Akash Haikubody,poverty,summer,sun,
Language of the English Iris Pafford, Hannah Sonnetbeautiful,language,povert
All Alone, All Along Breidenthal, David William Rhymechange,courage,dedication
Track Meet Bernardo, Jomarc Rhymepoetry,political,poverty,
Premium Member Poem I AM Wood, Dave Elegyangst,conflict,confusion,
Human Dracula Mahur, V P Lyricpoverty,sad,
Premium Member Poem One Out Of Three Halliday, Mark Quatraincourage,loss,poverty,sold
Premium Member Poem Bukowski Candler, Robert Rhymeabuse,addiction,america,c
Politics Pain Monteiro, Andressa Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)parents,poetry,political,
Premium Member Poem Hustling And Bustling- The Ghetto's Slogan Makama, Funom Prose Poetrypoverty,success,visionary
EK ROTI RAJ, HANS ABCpoverty,
Handog ko'y Kahirapan Nga Ba Whispers, Inner Narrativeaddiction,community,pain,
Boardwalk Tramp Pettit, Robert Rhymepoverty,recovery from,
on a field trip freshman year Forke, Tom Free versehigh school,innocence,mem
That is Humanity 1 Mahur, V P Blank versegrief,how i feel,pain,peo
Life Drags Out Of Plastic Bags Pettit, Robert Light Poetrypoverty,
Street Struggle Pettit, Robert Rhymepoverty,
Premium Member Poem Street People Carroll, Ken Free verseart,poverty,
Premium Member Poem Piteous the Legion Peterson, Mark Blank versepoverty,
Grate Expectations Durant, Samuel Free versepoverty,
We live in penury Deshpande, Ramesh Free versephilosophy,poverty,satire
Layers of sound Rose, Lilia Didacticpoverty,society,voice,
Homeless Dicketts, Douglas I do not know?community,passion,poverty
Premium Member Poem The Politics of People Wegman, Michael Rhymeamerica,betrayal,humor,pe
The Lowly Paths Breidenthal, Laura Free versechildhood,image,poverty,s
SEQUENCE PHRASIS part 2 recited Strand, Brian Versepoetry,poverty,
The Penultimate Equation Durant, Samuel Free versefood,poverty,society,
Ruth Bond, Kim Enclosed Rhymebible,christian,devotion,
What I see Kamuye, Edwin Lyricafrica,poverty,
Falling Shadows Fode, Rosann Free verseautumn,moon,nature,octobe
I have reservations Beam, John Senryuamerica,culture,discrimin
YOU PAY TO GET curtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka Light Poetrypoverty,
Premium Member Poem Looking Down Peterson, Mark Quatrainpoverty,
Premium Member Poem NOW I LAY ME Wood, Dave Rhymeabuse,child,death,god,pov
Freedom of Rich versus Poor Word, Faceless I do not know?africa,freedom,introspect
Ireland the Land of Ire walsh, peter Rhymechildhood,corruption,immi
Premium Member Poem Resilience Walker , Verlena S. Light Poetrypeace,philosophy,poverty,
Premium Member Poem Water in my Desert Ngomane, Raymond Biobaby,poverty,slam,spoken
Chicken Suit Bugeja, Agnes Balladcareer,jobs,poverty,
Fortune's Bridegroom Fergoda, Matt Free versepoverty,
Entrench Yassin, Sallam I do not know?business,conflict,corrupt
A Story Must Come Idiong, Divine Friday Free verseabuse,childhood,children,
Premium Member Poem Super Human Gragg, Charles Rhymeabuse,poverty,power,
Parasites Paupers and Presidents walsh, peter Rhymebetrayal,corruption,irela
Poortown Said, W. L. Free verseamerica,community,growing
ROTS IN HIGH PLACES Kayode, KAYOD5 Haikuafrica,betrayal,corruptio
Premium Member Poem Poverty Makama, Funom Senryupoverty,
The Vet Levy, Brenda Rhymeaddiction,life,poverty,
Southern Tradition Lee, Renee Free verseculture,discrimination,hi
Premium Member Poem City of Gulls Parker, Frederic Sonnetcity,corruption,poverty,p
Gripping Fiend Graves, Mary Beth Blank versebetrayal,cancer,corruptio
Whatever Happened to Flour Sacks Sergi, Joseph Rhymechildren,patriotic,povert
Premium Member Poem Spoon Ngomane, Raymond Light Poetrylonely,lust,poverty,toget
HOPE Iberi, Christopher Monokuhope,poverty,
I'm Nearing A Store McLeod, Trevor Quatrainfuneral,grave,money,philo
Compassion Flannery, Vincent Rhymecare,giving,poverty,
Sharp Contrast pansensoy, gianni Classicismpoverty,
Premium Member Poem Oh, Think Twice - - - Wings, Broken Verselife,old,poverty,