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Boat Of Poverty

Why this boat?
Could it be boat of destitution?
Conveying Epidemics, Hunger, Rags,
Malnutrition and Illiteracy.

Descend from me!
Banish from my world!
You cursed word!
You that called education a"Privilege"!
Patrimony of ghetto!

W.H.O called you "Lion of Africa",
U N called you "Agenda ".
Predicament to black,
Livelihood to white.

Harking to conviction,
Capsize and raise no more.
For "Black Rose" to smile again
On the land of plenty.


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  1. Date: 8/2/2011 1:54:00 AM

    Very Beautiful and Very Powerful Poetry!!!
  1. Date: 5/18/2011 8:33:00 AM

    Many congratulations on your win in Walayee's fine contest Kolawole .....:)
  1. Date: 5/17/2011 4:48:00 PM

    Kolawole, Great Job, Congratulations on your success in Lay's contest. Agape, Moses
  1. Date: 5/17/2011 12:04:00 PM

    Congratulations on the win in Lay's contest Kolawole. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 5/17/2011 4:23:00 AM

    Congratulations on the win in the contest of walayee, Kolawole
  1. Date: 5/16/2011 4:41:00 PM

    Congrats on your HM in Lay's cool collaboration contest with this excellent entry luv.. enjoy your special honor with luv..
  1. Date: 4/19/2011 5:05:00 AM

    Very intense and deep write. great job.
  1. Date: 7/8/2010 7:16:00 AM

    Congratulations Kolawole on your win in Frank Herrera's contest "Images". Love, Carol
  1. Date: 7/8/2010 2:37:00 AM

    Extremely powerful writing filled with profound meaning and powerful images. congratulations on your well deseved win, Kolawole. Lainie
  1. Date: 7/7/2010 11:22:00 AM

    Congrats on your well deserved win in Frank’s contest. May you have many more wins as you keep your passionate pen alive… Please keep writing great poems, and enjoy this honor. Love, Adeleke
  1. Date: 7/7/2010 9:53:00 AM

    Much for the reader to ponder about in this poem. Congratulations on being one of the winners in the Images contest. Enjoy your success. Keep on writing. Karen
  1. Date: 6/29/2010 7:06:00 PM

    This poem speaks the struggle so well. Great work. Best wishes.
  1. Date: 6/29/2010 10:13:00 AM

    This is quite an interesting poem. It flows with humility. Tomorrow the sun will rise and the lion shall smile with poetry floating on its breath. Welcome to Poetry Soup and keep writing. Blessings, Joseph
  1. Date: 6/29/2010 9:08:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Kolawole. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 6/27/2010 10:00:00 PM

    You helped in shedding light on some on-going situations that are down-right pathetic in this day and age....and you did it using some unique and strong words. Well done here, for sure.
  1. Date: 6/27/2010 12:53:00 PM

    That day will come, Kolawole ... Blessings on you and yours and thanks for bringing your talent to PoetrySoup !!
  1. Date: 6/27/2010 12:28:00 PM

    Situations in the world are really desperate in some instances...It is a pity that things could be changed in a way that the change would be a permenant change to feed and care for those who face poverty all the time..Sara

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