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Poverty Poems | Examples of Poverty Poetry

Poverty Poems - Examples of all types of poverty poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for poverty.

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Upon that wild wetland moor, A mean place where folk are poor, No money, but many debts. And eating just porridge oats Never had they chance to gain. Then Hartley came – change of game. Gold moidores, showed how to forge. Take...Read More
Categories: conflict, poverty,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Scapegoat
There are those who have, and those who have not, And then there are those who have even more, That's how it's been since almost the year dot. There are some who don't give a jot How many others...Read More
Categories: allusion, care, people, poverty,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Poor Stay Behind
Categories: poverty, analogy, caregiving, change, conflict,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member DOWN ON YOUR LUCK
I can't imagine my heart so callous As to pass you by without a second look Not a soul stepping up to lend a helping hand Down on your luck with no where left to turn Day after day...Read More
Categories: lost, perspective, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member By The Book
Categories: books, boy, old, poverty,
Form: Monorhyme

Premium Member In This Humanity's Game
A man on Vegas Boulevard on a scorching, hot day in Sin City experiences awe for the created structures that he sees and is amazed by all that his eyes behold. For a moment during his pursuit for entertainment and a...Read More
Categories: day, food, games, poverty,
Form: Free verse
We watched a movie called "Nonperson", so sad About a nobody from Nowheresville, so dumb The show was so excruciatingly bad Afterward, we drove through the local homeless slum Then we waded through the coldest stream, so wet And lay...Read More
Categories: america, food, humanity, poverty,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Pro-Life Dilemma
In a distant land a hungry little girl is crying Tear-stained cheeks, watery eyes Unseeing, the malnourished child dying Her nose clogging up with nasty blow flies Why, in the name of God, was...Read More
Categories: poverty, abortion, child abuse, life,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Changing Charity
Charity does...Read More
Categories: day, discrimination, money, poverty,
Form: Quintain (Sicilian)
Premium Member Homeless
That homeless guy Thought I was homeless too How grand it feels To belong....Read More
Categories: poverty, happiness, home, loneliness, longing,
Form: Epitaph
A Mother Fades Goodbye
Sometime before I was old enough to be this vessel of seawater reflections she began to dissolve. Husband dead, son revolving around one woman after another. I did not notice the...Read More
Categories: poverty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My True Self Is That banner Of Moral Victory
I don't excel at life because of modesty and honesty, there are other reasons, aspects, and perceptions I decry; my true self is that banner of moral victory I expose to anybody, although I've been laughed at and...Read More
Categories: poverty, discrimination, emotions, feelings, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member For The Prince and the Pauper
It is what it seems - Another boy's dreams Of Ronaldo fame. His shirt is a shame, His goal is the same - True love for the game. March 16, 2021 ...Read More
Categories: poverty, soccer,
Form: Verse
In Poverty's Name
How do you lay off a writer… unemployment assured In labored obscurity, his fortune unscored How do you invest in a future that’s devalued today When checks never balance —and words will not pay (The New Room: March, 2021) ...Read More
Categories: poverty, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Bent over town
Woody structures balance along the wind gusts make the town seem empty No gas at the station where to go? One dreamer might fly with its wings bent over the town in the blue sky Desperate and full of dust lies the town wind is...Read More
Categories: poverty, angel, blue, flying, hero,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Poverty Poems

Definition | What is Poverty in Poetry?