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  45.     

Blaqpearl

Feeding off dump sites
Government preaching about human rights
The minds hunger now difficult to fight
The authority’s pledge I’ve learnt to recite
Insanity, poverty for eternity

Your unwanted possessions
My essential obsessions
My riches, your rags
Your trash, my designer bags
Your side plate, my family’s table
My love unstable
Insanity, poverty for eternity

Ngiphephephi, where am I safe?
Not in my matchbox house
Where the sun knows not the sky
Where it is eternally nightfall
Where trees never grow tall
Insanity, poverty for eternity

You preach about ubuntu
Hold on to your zips because nginsundu
Caring is sharing
Yet you scrutinize as my skin keeps shedding
Insanity, poverty for eternity

Izingane should be seen and not heard
Yet when tears overflow you fly away with the birds
A starving nation builds my judgment of life
A life of manicures and pedicures for your wife
Insanity, poverty for eternity

My brothers, my sisters sighing, crying, dying, trying
Searching for an escape from this death coated,
Pain flavoured bitter-sweet candy on which I was deserted
Stop hearing the voices of black uneducated children
Start listening to the cries of a needy youth
That life just ain’t simple
For I am black because you are white
For I cook because you will eat
For I die so you can live
For I am because you are
Insanity, poverty for eternity


You are born into a cycle where luxury becomes a necessity
A cycle where education is a source of publicity
You get consequently knowledgeable that your heart matures before your head
When you CHOOSE to wet your pillow in bed
When you’re incapably capable to feed yet another head
Where I am born into a cycle where necessities become an improbability, impossibility
A cycle where education is narrowly for minority
So uneducated that your heart learns from the head
Where the tears unintentionally flow because I’m unfed
Where I’m incapable of dependently feeding all my sibling that aren’t yet dead
Insanity, poverty for eternity


For you are in possession of the power to silence the critics
Inspire the pessimists
To astound the optimists
Insanity, poverty for eternity


Black is the coal that lights the fire that houses hell
Black is the pupil of the eye that enables me to see beyond the eyes of the mind
Black is the dark emptiness that “us victims” fear
Black will be the day that blesses us with God’s judgment
Black is the gift of pain that tolerates abuse
Black is the strand of hair that defines my ethnicity
Black is the colour of my love extreme

Think Insanity, poverty for eternity
 
Yolanda Mbatha

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  46.     

Poverty And Due To Poverty

My poverty
And it is my poverty
That is making me
Weaker and weaker
O my dear, it is
My hunger that is
Making me weaker
And weaker and weaker.

I am struggling for food
All days all nights
I have no potency to fight
Being poverty-stricken
I am unable to perform
Any activities including
Those that are harmful and envious
O my dear, believe me, I am always
Staying here without fear.

See me
My poverty is
Mocking at me
With so many diseases
And I am not in a position
To advance towards Truth
Though truth is here
In front of me at this time.

But my dear, as I am poor
I am in an advantage of hearing You
I am fortunate to receive Your blessing
I have no other engagement other than
Calling You day and nights
Due to my poverty I have got the real
Saintly persons as my guide and associate
And here I enjoy the purified form of life.
 
gajanan mishra

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  47.     

POVERTY IS NOT A FAULT

Poverty is not a great shame, but It's a shame upon those who're behind it, There are poor people everywhere because Of the greedy people who steal everything, Poor people are the products of failed Regimes that steal everything and everyone, Poverty talks loudly because it's huge Anytime, anywhere, and everywhere, When there people steal other people It means poverty will prevail and rule, Poverty is a bitter enemy that must be Fought with all might and with all weapons, The poor people suffer too much in life Because there are thieves who are stealing Them everyday, everywhere, and anywhere, The poor people's fault is the greedy people Who are not replenished with everything they take, and Poverty is a deadly poison that spreads everywhere.
 
MOHAMMAD SKATI

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  48.     

21st century cries.

21st century cries.

World has advanced in many ways, yet poverty still cries.
Looking at this old man with tears in his eyes.
Desperately searching for food love and clothes.
We all know what it clearly indicates and shows.

I see poverty in a rich man trying to break the law.
I see poverty in a well-educated man who thinks the subject is a bore.
I see poverty in a literate man who lacks respect for poor.
I see poverty in you yes you who wants more and more.

Written by salma torrez.
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salma. torrez

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