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We are not as poor as some people say

Michael Dom Avatar Michael Dom - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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We are not as poor as some people say

We are not as poor as some people say

Our land is our source of food and our home
We work on our land almost every day
Selling coffee beans is our main income

In remote lands, where tourists find welcome
An old aid post is sixty miles away
Our land is our source of food and our home

Since there are no roads to town from our home
We carry coffee bags most of the way
Selling coffee beans is our main income

We don’t just wait for services to come
While struggling to survive another day
Our land is our source of food and our home

Enjoy some coffee when your tour is done
That cup or two of brew gives our days pay
Selling coffee beans is our main income

We own our land and work it, unlike some
We are not as poor as some people say
Our land is our source of food and our home
Selling coffee beans is our main income.


*Life in a developing country has many challenges. One of these is getting the right kind of development!

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  1. Date: 6/4/2013 12:16:00 AM
    It's much more commendable to start your way up from the lowest of the low... makes you appreciate the little things much more! A very different sorta tale, but definitely an enjoyable one.

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 3:02:00 PM
    just now seeing which country this is from your reply to me below that I"d never seen yet. You are rich in so much!!

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:05:00 AM
    Well Michael I am indeed enjoying a cup of the ol ' coffee as I write now....and I grew up very poor according to peoples standards here I the US but so..rich in family and things that matter.kind of what I got out of your poem..loved it.....Donna

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 8:00:00 PM
    New format for me, fresh story as a cup of coffee, glad to read such an interesting story in here Mike :D hug, Yanny

    Dom Avatar Michael Dom
    Date: 3/22/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Yanny, thanks for coming my way. :-)
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 8:13:00 AM
    this is really interesting to read. I enjoy learning about my fellow poets here. Which country are you in? (or are you just writing from the point of view of someone in a country like this?) I think in many ways, people of so called poorer countries are richer in happiness than they are in the USA.

    Dom Avatar Michael Dom
    Date: 3/1/2013 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea, my home country is Papua New Guinea, terribly wealthy in resources - but like everywhere else, some people are richer than others. Happiness? No comment suffices.
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Very effective, this tells a lot even about the USA, we ain't broke and those who say we are broke are lying to us. I like how you break up the form into sections easily read. Coffee beans, could represent lots of other things. It is your last name that attracted me to this, Dom. I created a vampyre living in Dresden, Germany in 1945 , but the Allies bombed poor HERR DOM (his name) out of Dresden and he moved to Poitiers France and changed his name to MONSIEUR L'VAMPYRE.Lots of poetry about him.

    Dom Avatar Michael Dom
    Date: 3/1/2013 6:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kindly. I do have particular nightly tendencies, but mostly dealing with 'electronic ink'. Cheers!
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:43:00 PM
    In deed, developing countries are not as they are wrongly portrayed by the West! Poetry is another way of re-writing those ill-portrayed stories... Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 5:40:00 AM
    patriotism seeps through your poem..few people can write on this topic..simply nice

    Dom Avatar Michael Dom
    Date: 2/21/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Shah. appreciated.