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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.
Transitions and Contrasts: Just like the Seasons Scorching, sweltering, drying, draining The Candle of the Sky, now a supernova Chirping birds cry out for drops of draught, The strays of streets too, dying or suffering. The poor farmer’s heart, broken, Like...Read More
Categories: poverty, absence, angst, change, emotions,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member living in the shadows
the shadows are my home ...Read More
Categories: abuse, child, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Final Prayers
Chicago's new mayor just proposed another plan to put a heavy load on us beleaguered taxpayers -- We'd better start saying our final prayers 'Taxpayer-funded,...Read More
Categories: poverty, business, chicago, people, political,
Form: Couplet
Red Gems
Red Gems A middle-aged man in an old wheelchair moves slowly and with determination. On a crowded street filled with happy tourists’ feet his arms look as if they’d finished an Olympic race. Since he has no legs, he cradles his...Read More
Categories: culture, imagery, inspirational, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Side of the Moon
At a truck stop diner outside Atlanta: His face expressionless, His mouth mutely slack, He sat at his small table watching her as though in a stupor, As she methodically ...Read More
Categories: poverty, work,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Expedition
Beyond ego's orbit, we set our sights, On an expedition where compassion ignites. Away from selfish dreams, we'll choose to see, The world's shared sorrows, our true destiny. In this cosmic voyage, we'll leave behind, The...Read More
Categories: education, future, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
december fields
december fields it only rains in these fields in december for xmas is crying never comes here people are too poor to care for a fake invisible sky god who may or may not exist what exists is poverty and...Read More
Categories: america, poverty, satire,
Form: Free verse
Las Ramblas
Walking about las ramblas at night you can see the desperation with a constant feeling of trepidation People that never got much of an education not one qualification Prostitutes selling their body to feed a habit...Read More
Categories: poverty, cool, corruption, culture, drug,
Form: Rhyme
Foxes Of Britain
just like foxes they arise from dark places they come to fight and scavenge As they start to climb they become stronger in a pack. the power they have goes over their heads there's no way they'll...Read More
Categories: character, corruption, poverty, power,
Form: Rhyme
Let Us Tackle It
Shattered dreams and promises that they cannot keep, Many mouths to feed and tears as their children begin to weep. To say that it leads to stress would be putting it mildly, As the society suffers...Read More
Categories: poverty, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mister Nobody
My name is Mister Nobody, Because nobody knows my name. Just a shadow on the wall, And just a ghost in this game. Was abandoned as a child, I grew up hard on the streets. A vacant lot for my home, A...Read More
Categories: death, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Project Love
Screaming emotionally love is dark So I tried to be there for you cuz the streets is hard And can't nobody get it cuz it was you and me Through the night tryna get rite making love to...Read More
Categories: poverty, black love, change, courage,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Daring and Brave
When 'the situation is grave' those who dare to be brave ~ find the road to riches well-paved...Read More
Categories: money, poverty,
Form: Monorhyme
Povertys National Anthem
Slender man walking a dusty, country road, Clothing on his back dirty, ragged, and worn, Had been cruelly bullied, poked and ridiculed, Felt like the dirt under his worn-out...Read More
Categories: poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sir Frowns A Lot
Grumpy, griping all the time, Out of work without a dime. Seen around the town a lot. They call him Sir Frowns A Lot. Used to work for the city, Paid off, laid off, what a pity. Caused his wife to...Read More
Categories: anger, grief, poverty,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Poverty Poems

Definition | What is Poverty in Poetry?