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POVERTY MY WIFE

This is a rat infested; flea bitten, trash seeking, concrete hardened, Winter frozen, nose closing stench I call life. Poverty my wife: Ash my nourishment; paper my blanket; disorder my order; Sewage my water; concrete my mattress; streets my room No-one is who I am Living to see another day my plan Been all over the place but still the same street Cracked the hardest sole by the greater feet, Which though winter or summer bring the strongest cold? BUT YET SO BOLD To crack a smile of serenity, freeing me, peacefully Un-comprehended but well complemented But can’t dare to share it With my enemies: the rich; the government; the wealthy I salute you poverty, there were not supposed to be Don’t they know the richer they are the poorer I become I know that I’m black but poverty is where I’m from They may get richer in rand but I’ve got more in cent Common and the ones jingling in my pants That’s why I say: “This is a rat infested; flea bitten, trash seeking, concrete hardened, Winter frozen, nose closing stench I call LIFE.” POVERTY MY WIFE

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  1. Date: 11/29/2013 2:54:00 AM
    Beautiful writing Siza. Impressive

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 12/2/2013 1:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you brother
  1. Date: 11/28/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Siza, impressive win........SKAT

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/29/2013 1:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 2:45:00 PM
    A perspective not often heard, and a sad plight. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 9:58:00 PM
    So sad, but so true! I admire your boldness in speaking up, and speaking your mind! A very powerful poem, Siza! Very well done! Congratulations on your well deserved win!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem. I appreciate it very much!

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 9:55:00 PM
    I love the lyrical flow of this!

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for noticing that
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 6:26:00 PM
    very powerful write....congrats to you on an awesome win :)

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Siza, Congratulations... Enjoyed your inspired write from the Phil Collins theme “Another day in Paradise." take care.... LINDA

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Wow ! I just left your page to congratulate the other 1st place winners , and here you are again !! Amazing ! Congratulations on this fine deserved Win .. watch out Soup!

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 3:54:00 PM
    congratulations on your 1st place win xxx

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 1:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on bagging the top prize with this thoughtful write. Good work, my friend. Licia :-)

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 8:53:00 AM
    Many congrats with this powerful write!!

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/27/2013 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 7:00:00 AM
    congrats on your win!

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/26/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 3:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on the first place win, Siza

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/26/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 2:52:00 AM
    Congratulations. Thank you for the support extended.Always yours (: ) Jenish Soosai Anthony.

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 11/26/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 4:21:00 AM
    Your words speak with the power which is rooted in adversity. There is still a long battle ahead before the issue of poverty is completely addressed in our country, but we must never be silent about it. David

    sibiya Avatar siza sibiya
    Date: 5/10/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you David. I tried to make it personal as humanly person to reader in hope to spark a fire that will burn poverty out of humanity.