Poverty Poems | Examples of Poverty Poetry

Poverty Poems. Below are short, long, best, famous, and new examples of poverty poems. This list of poems for poverty is a great resource for examples of poverty poems and show how to write poems for poverty. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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Categories: abuse, anger, depression, discrimination, poverty,
Tall Proud Man
by David G. Moore
TALL PROUD MAN

Tall proud man walking a dusty road,
Face into setting sun,
Living in poverty,
Nowhere to go or run.

Tall proud man walking a dusty road,
Tears running...

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Categories: poverty,
On the Street
by Felicia Jarvis
 I saw many birds on the street 
Pecking pieces from a dead cat
A hungry little girl sits on the grass
Watching the birds eating the...

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Categories: loneliness, mental illness, perspective, poverty, prejudice, society,
Premium MemberFALLEN BY THE SIDE
by Line Gauthier


There you are at every corner
Cold with empty cup before you
Wishing people blessings and a good day
Hungry for attention hoping for a few coins
As you...

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Categories: poverty,
There is always monsoon, after the scorching summer heat
by sadashivan nair
Wet eyes dripping drops,
Reddened in the heat of grief;
'O' baby, my baby,
Why were you born,
In this poor man's house?
Nothing is in order,
No stable job in...

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Categories: abuse, angst, anxiety, emotions, poverty,
Premium MemberMy Brother's Keeper
by Emile Pinet

The holidays are over, everyone’s safe at home dealing with the cold
except for an unfortunate few, who have no home.
For them there is no joy...

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Categories: abortion, black african american, poverty, pride, racism,
You can not silence me
by Alye Lee
This poem was written to include three or more words of the seven out of favor words from use at the CDC as a part...

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Categories: poverty, truth,
Premium MemberOld New Year Blues
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

It’s time to flip the free calendar,
loosen the rusty Christmas tree stand screws
Battery’s low on the reindeer car,
boost the spirits with some gift used snowshoes

In...

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Categories: poverty,
Poverty -Pleiades P
by Richard Olson

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Categories: africa, america, giving, jesus, poverty,
Needy
by edward johnson
Father, I come before you to ask for help
The needy have nothing
They are poor
Without food or shelter
Can you help them Lord
They are in need of...

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Categories: poverty, , memorial,
Moving up North
by EdwardJ Clark
We moved up North and settled down.
We moved to Egremont, a crying out town.
Crying out for money to be invested, alas!
Not too many people were...

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Categories: care, christmas, fear, lonely, poverty, war,
Premium MemberTis the Season
by Carole Duet
In this season of festive cheer,
as hours fade into the new year,
spare a thought for those who live in fear,
who have no one to wipe...

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Categories: poverty, sad,
A man on the road
by Luke Gabriel
A man walks down a divider, a busy road, holding a cardboard sign-PLEASE HELP...

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Categories: chanukah, christmas, heart, poverty,
Holiday Reflection
by Matthew Anish
Christmas and Hanukkah 
mark the winter season 
Eight burning candles with a shames 
in the middle 
Pine trees replete with ornaments and lights 
In the...

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Categories: poverty,
Premium MemberChristmas at Poverty Place
by Janis Thompson
Christmas at Poverty Place


lack
remains
with Christmas
tidings of love
need

want
believes
Santa Claus
will fulfill the
wish

12/16/17

It's Christmas Time Again
by Broken Wings ...

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Categories: art, culture, faith, gospel, poverty, science,
Premium MemberHumbling Gratitudes
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Monasteries,
both Western and Eastern,
traditionally practice:

The Way of Poverty,
A trusting Truth of Chastity,
And a Life of Obedience

To both spiritual and natural authority,
laws,
rules,
practices
both political and ecological
within their...

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Categories: poverty,
Where Did You Come From
by Madeleine Riha
Upon the asphalt sidewalk he lay 
this lonesome drizzly evening
knotted fingers outstretched imploring
for that extra bit of coin
the deep crevices in his face
belying his true...

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Categories: poverty, sad, sorrow, sympathy,
No one
by Anna A.
Who will speak for the average man?
Who will speak for you or me?
Who will help the average man? 

They rather help the poor 

Yes, it...

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Categories: depression, fun, hate, hello, poverty, prayer,
Food Glorious Food second helping
by matthew harris
First and foremost on the agenda,
would be to locate an affordable,
casual and favorable eatery
tubby agreeable to our taste
indubitable choice without
(any formal dress code),
nor further haste.

Strait...

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Categories: poverty,
Homeless People
by Darlene De Beaulieu
Walking on the streets out there
With the little baggage they own,
They walk everywhere
With no where to call home

They are homeless
Who struggles every day
For food and...

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Categories: appreciation, class, life, poverty, school, smart, thank
Why Won't You Play With Me
by Anna A.
He and I went to the same school,
we were in the same class.

He never studied with me
or played with me.

He was too cool for me
and...

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Categories: betrayal, change, god, humanity, poverty,
Premium MemberThe System
by Patricia Garcia Howard Bramble
Blinded by wealth
Corrupted by poverty
A slave I am
They assured me
I would be free
Brought at a price
Given my rights
Kept on a chain
Still trying to make small...

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Categories: childhood, destiny, girl, me, poverty,
THE SIX YEAR OLD AND ME
by Uma Kulkarni

She stuck by my side, as if I was a comet
And she, my faithful tail. 

She tapped a hundredth time, "do, buy a doll from...

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Categories: poverty,
Everyone's Path Lead's Down To The Sea
by James McLain
Nothing will change, nothing has,
Humbled the woman who received such rare knowledge.
And one man outside stands, watching her water
The seed of a tree and bushes...

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Categories: character, perspective, poets, poverty, simple, voice,
Premium MemberSupport Your Local Poet
by Chris Hagy
“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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Categories: addiction, anxiety, confusion, journey, poverty, solitude, voyage,
A Loners Life
by Eugene Harvey

a meaningless life
of nomadic existence
journeying nowhere

© Eugene Harvey
...

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Categories: poverty,
Premium MemberA Path Chosen
by Broken Wings
In my city, downtown are many homeless,
wandering the busy streets so aimless;
one day, I saw my own brother begging,
my brother's face held such a bleakness.

I...

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Categories: imagery, inspiration, meaningful, perspective, poverty, religion, spiritual,
Holes In My Jeans
by M.P. Shaudd
I passed a poor man
With holes in his jeans
By the looks of him he'd spent
Most of his life in need

I said excuse me sir
Can I...

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Categories: community, conflict, courage, immigration, poverty, slam, world,
Border Dreams
by Sona Wilae
Mangled swollen skins arrive
bleeding bitter dark prayers;
loathsome chants of naysayers
detached dreams dying alive

Cross wrath borders seething gold
seek anchor, desert heat fumes
disgusted skeletal tombs
foreign bloodline wealth...

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Categories: christmas, encouraging, for children, poverty,
Premium MemberChristmas for the Poor
by Line Gauthier
Another Fall rolls around
The time of the year
I start getting that tingling feeling
When I get my new families
And plan their Christmas baskets
The more kids the...

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Categories: depression, endurance, funny, holiday, poverty, seasons, winter,
Must Be Winter
by Keith Dovoric
Waking up on winter mornings – the birth spasm reenacted
Time to head out in a world of pain and cold
Have to harness up the troika,...

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Categories: grief, humanity, life, pain, poverty,
HIGH TIDE
by SILLO ANDERSON
Its high tide again, in comes the real
Monsters and so many disbeliefs
Creepy crawlers, slithery surfers

Fortunes in abundance, to comfort greedy fools
Flushed in from deep below
Mega...

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Categories: poverty,
Lemonade Stand
by Michael Okoroike
The thunderclouds rumble
And lightning’s flickering,
But all you've given me’s
A lemonade stand...

Who’s gonna buy?
Who’s outside,
And to torture me this way,
I’ve gotta ask why,
Why such a day,
Why...

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Categories: poverty, sad,
Premium MemberNomads of the Rising Sun
by Winged Warrior
Nomads of the Rising Sun

~~a homeless home invasion~~



We are nomads of this earthly plain, dining with dust and riveting rain
Dancing with demons dictating pain, making...

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Categories: birthday, death, music, parents, poverty, school,
I Was Turning 13
by Michael Okoroike
Turning 13, being young and dumb, 
I fell to my knees, pleading "Drums! Drums! Drums!"
Both of them said "No gifts and no games
Until you decide...

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Categories: poverty, school,
Premium MemberSchoolboy
by Janis Thompson
Schoolboy

Can this be school? So dark and worn
a backless seat, walls of scorn.
Someone said, “We need a school.
This cement relic here will do.”

There sits a...

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