Best Poverty Poems
Below are the all-time best Poverty poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of poverty poems written by PoetrySoup members
emotions, feelings, poverty,
I turn my head, and there she is once more
In her disheveled, worn and tattered dress,
One pew behind me near the exit door
High Bred Reality
poverty, childhood, faith, family, father,
back field in motion
Chose, chose, live grow leave!...
PEASANTS WITH PLEASANT RAGS
morning, poverty, rain, storm,
You see us everywhere you go
Every corner of your street house our offspring
Every bridge in your city has become our refugee camp
We are the people...
Support Your Local Poet
character, perspective, poets, poverty,
“Support your local poet please”
Said the man with hand out and down on one knee
I’m down on my luck
And for only a buck
My humble verses...
analogy, poverty, prejudice, racism,
I sip Long Island Tea, watch your bare knees upon the tiles,
The suits and Blaneks...
Please Take The Time
poverty, care, community, giving, inspirational,
So many times we see someone in need
Most walk by while they piteously plead
Plead for help that may not come
Plead for love because they have...
Children of the Valleys
africa, children, poverty,
And as the hills yonder
Turned red from sunset rays
As darkness engulfed the valley
And the sweet sounds of birds
Rent the cool evening air
Our cows and...
If wealth is now your blessing,
what then was the prayer?
Avarice, its goal possessing,
yet in penury, despair.
I see them often in the store
eyes ahead, regard for...
poverty, bullying, dark, depression, grief,
The hideous and the humble
Blood peppers falling snow
As world hurtles to the tipping point
Life chokes on ignited air
Wrenching love from hungry mouths
Stars fall without sound
One Good Thing
life, memory, poverty, work,
In the late 1970s, I was going home on a Friday evening,
and needed a little more fuel in my truck,
enough to get back to...
You're worthy of love
poverty, abuse, addiction, child abuse,
You're worthy of love
I see the scars, you're hiding deep within
they're not visible, upon your skin
you don't even know, how you could begin
to feel worthy...
TRAIL OF TEARS
bullying, depression, humanity, poverty,
God knows at times it don’t all come up Roses
And most days, these days life don’t work at all
Each road I choose keeps leading me...
Rainbow Colored Camouflage
imagination, poverty, rainbow,
Very many years ago,
In the land of rich men called NO,
Bobo, a poor man, had nowhere to go,
"Give me a little space...
The Blue Collar Guy
In the stillness of my room I lay in bed
arms snugged tightly around my pillow
turned side-ways facing moon and light
But it is not...
Can you forgive my humble home?
A cardboard box my diamond dome
Can you forgive my scanty clothes?
The least that I worry of my woes
I Sat Beneath A Veteran Oak
poverty, allegory, allusion, father, history,
I sat beneath a Veteran-oak,
In awe of His strength—
Here was a solid spirit!
Sympathy you get from Willow,
But stiff upper-lip from old soldiers,
With forged bark —
Death By A Thousand Indignities
Your large stuffed synthetic sack
and the aching bones and muscles
that strain against the pain
of a planet that you're sure must hate you,
are sure that you...
POVERTY DEFINES TRUE WEALTH
poverty, anger, care, change, class,
don't know if human's will ever see
every soul born, is right where it's meant to be
For the rich to become the richest
The Color Missing
poverty, abuse, age, art, business,
The Color Missing
Red, black, and blue are the colors of our work pens. Red is the color of the blood we spill on other people’s...
A Casual Exchange
humorous, poverty, slavery,
“Oh Edgar, look at those poor slaves, traipsing after His All Important, High and Mighty, Landlord.”
“I wish I was a slave.”
“Hush your mouth Edgar. Don’t...
trust the system
poverty, age, america, baptism, class,
walking on their trails
beaten down and broken
shiny as the rails
the rails of the train
over used and rusted
the system that you trusted
the silence of...
DOLLAR SIGN OF THE TIMES
august, poverty, rap,
I aint got no money and I'm goin' down fast
My heads in the toilet and my life's in the trash
I wish I had a penny...
Unwed Teen Mothers and Poverty
poverty, sad, teenmom, home, home,
At internet dating sites secrets are hidden
On his roller coaster of lies, Pam had ridden
Though she agreed to meet Joe in a public park
poverty, addiction, art, education, political,
BY STREET CRIES
ABANDON BUILDINGS HOUSES WITH NO PARENTS ALL CHILDREN
READY AND WILLING TO BE PROGRAMED BY THE TELEVISION
GUNS WITH PRECISE PRECISION
Lingering (in foggy haze)
Silhouettes of lost souls
(basket people muttering)
(as they always do)
Culture of poverty
holding up signs
will work for food
the barefoot children
HIV and hunger
the powerless mothers...