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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


Premium Member POVERTY DEFINES TRUE WEALTH


 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
 there...

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Categories: poverty, anger, care, change, class,
Form: Dramatic Monologue



Premium Member Unwed Teen Mothers and Poverty
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
The sun...

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Categories: poverty, sad, teenmom, home, home,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Forgotten Soul

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-
she sits head...

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Categories: emotions, feelings, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member High Bred Reality
     Soul progress
     back field in motion
The guff
     Chose, chose, live grow leave!...

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Categories: poverty, childhood, faith, family, father,
Form: Verse
PEASANTS WITH PLEASANT RAGS
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...

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Categories: morning, poverty, rain, storm,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member One Good Thing
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...

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Categories: life, memory, poverty, work,
Form: Prose
Premium Member You're worthy of love
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...

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Categories: poverty, abuse, addiction, child abuse,
Form: Lyric
Support Your Local Poet
“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...

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© Chris Hagy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: character, perspective, poets, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member So much about living she has learned since
Grit in her eyes beaming fortitude of vibes
Powers her dash from one end to the other
Handing out drinks: brandy, whiskey, beer;
Serving high rollers and surly...

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Categories: poverty, angst, courage, dad, death,
Form: Free verse
Please Take The Time
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...

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Categories: poverty, care, community, giving, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Children of the Valleys
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...

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Categories: africa, children, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Looking Down
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...

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Categories: poverty,
Form: Quatrain
Slaughtered Innocence


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
Some...

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Categories: poverty, bullying, dark, depression, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member TRAIL OF TEARS
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...

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Categories: bullying, depression, humanity, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
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...

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Categories: fantasy, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rainbow Colored Camouflage
 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...

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© Jo Daniel  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: imagination, poverty, rainbow,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Finding Forgiveness
 Finding Forgiveness


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
Can...

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Categories: forgiveness, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
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...

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Categories: people, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
 
As the bitter Northern wind howled in the grey early morn,
Sat a young child half frozen, looking sad and forlorn,
He came from...

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Categories: poverty,
Form: Rhyme
The Color Missing
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...

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Categories: poverty, abuse, age, art, business,
Form: Free verse
The beginning of the end
I've been trying to fill this hole in my chest.
I promised I plead but you still left like all the rest.
So here I sit once...

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Categories: poverty, addiction, angst, dark, deep,
Form: Lyric
A Casual Exchange
“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...

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Categories: humorous, poverty, slavery,
Form: Prose
DOLLAR SIGN OF THE TIMES
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...

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Categories: august, poverty, rap,
Form: Lyric
The City And The State Of Play Today
THE CITY AND THE STATE OF PLAY TODAY

No one worries about morals today 
They follow the rules they create
So to them all is ok
Those on...

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Categories: poverty, business, community, corruption, international,
Form: Free verse
trust the system
footsteps aimlessly
walking on their trails
beaten down and broken
shiny as the rails
the rails of the train
over used and rusted
crumbling ignored
the system that you trusted
the silence of...

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Categories: poverty, age, america, baptism, class,
Form: Free verse