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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.
THE THIEF OF COLOMBO
Turn off the dark nights, To catch him up, The Colombo thief, Coming in the midnights, Stealing our life!...Read More
Categories: dark, environment, poverty,
Form: Free verse



Money Makes Life Sunny
Save more and more, Laugh not and ignore, Respect money and store, Or it will exit by back-door. - Make a wise investment To get constant increment, Avoid costly experiment, As it may erase merriment. - Money gives you perfect dignity, By bestowing upon you prosperity, Riches...Read More
Categories: growth, money, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
MISERY
MISERY : After all the wealth and fame he accrued, After all the wild parties he threw, After all the promiscuous and gypsy women he chewed, After all the fake friends he drew, And after all the recreational places he...Read More
Categories: feelings, grief, life, poverty,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Invisible Barrier
Do we perform countless roles in our life?    ...Read More
Categories: childhood, children, poverty, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
They have Made Life Money Based
I have toothpaste because I paid money. I watch TV for the same reason. And this money thing is far from funny: Without it you are as in a prison! I have polish that I also have bought. Water, power,...are...Read More
Categories: poverty, anti bullying, anxiety, crush,
Form: Sonnet



Mannequins
The mannequins put on skin pretending to be human feigning familiarity with lives they’ve never lived performing a pantomime of proficiency in poverty the wisdom won from doing without playing the part of people they consider inconsequential believe are below...Read More
Categories: poverty, anger, celebrity, corruption, film,
Form: Free verse
Earn a living
I be dealing on the side To make ends meet So forgive me if I prefer to hide, It's my end that I don't want to meet Cause I've got many mouths to feed And many faces...Read More
Categories: poverty, abuse, addiction, business, culture,
Form: Rhyme
The Time Stops
Time froze for a second, But life didn't come to an end. People just stopped at their places, Capturing their moments was me Before time races. Mom stopped with a sudden jerk, Who could not continue with her unending household work. Dad...Read More
Categories: poverty, beautiful, childhood, happy, life,
Form: Rhyme
Looking up to the hills
All day long, from 7:15 am today, needs come To my gate, with either "pastor " or "vaderrr" Justin & John T needed breakfast before work They did not go directly, to fellow churchgoer I found some biscuits (10...Read More
Categories: poverty, beautiful, bible, emotions, identity,
Form: Bio
Premium Member All In It Together
O the chancellor of the exchequer Seems to think that we’re all Boris Becker And under the bed of which little is said A big bag of cash and there’s more in the shed Does he live on a...Read More
Categories: money, poverty, smart,
Form: Rhyme
A head for fifty bags of cement
A head goes for a laborer’s pad, After losses to friends at card; Whatever reaches him he’ll guard, As life remains unbearably hard. A head goes ahead to fix a pad For fifty bags of cement Andrew had; For...Read More
Categories: absence, games, money, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Praying with others
Some days it gets to me Requests for prayer, currency One can try quiet neutrality But stories are hard, dependency Here: crystal, Meth, Tik, or glass-y U pray today, they call U "kuk" next day It's the drug, makes voice big,...Read More
Categories: poverty, angst, christian, places, pollution,
Form: Rhyme
GIKOMBA , My Mtumba Girlfriend
I know you don’t know Gikomba, Gikosh It’s where we go to shop For everything second hand and camera Shirts, purses, suits, girlfriends, even senators You must get there early when the sun is in the east If you want...Read More
Categories: poverty, appreciation, assonance, humor, love,
Form: Free verse
A man hunger has been kicking
He is an occupant of a room damp And dependent on a rejected lamp: The worst so far in their camp … A room often not illuminated But in it plants still germinated, Selecting peeping spots in a cemented floor, Daringly...Read More
Categories: death, food, health, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Gourmets
Gluttonous and gourmandise People are greedy for gourmet food In a pleasing fashion An exquisite taste Pleasing the eyes Soothing the taste buds A sign of wealth and prosperity Of course with no thoughts of Poverty, epidemics, disasters and wars On the...Read More
Categories: food, god, happiness, poverty,
Form: Free verse

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