by • June 13, 2011 • Haiku Poems, Poverty PoemsComments (9)3788

Poverty’s kid – Haiku

Wretched little kid
Starts to play in dirty mud
And stares at the stars

Copyright © 2011 Marinela Reka


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9 Responses to Poverty’s kid – Haiku

  1. This is WONDERFUL… the contrast of small, dirty mud and playing with the environment/circumstance he has, against the high, clean stars – bright with hope and possibility – and believing… dreaming of something better, though not knowing what better is… all that and more is contained in 14 words on three simple lines. Masterful!

  2. jingle says:

    Glad to see you write lovely haiku.

  3. check out short story slam today, hope to see you share.

  4. Write Girl says:

    I agree that your haiku shows such a lovely contrast between the dirty world he inhabits and the starry world up above. Beautiful haiku.

  5. Amanda Moore says:

    I wonder what he sees in those stars…. this is lovely!

  6. Regina says:

    Hi there..ya, I enjoy haiku and don’t do this often enough..your contrast was inspirational and I enjoyed the tribute to your mom!
    Wishing you a wonderful week-

  7. Leslie White says:

    Wow. Profound. I see him, this child.

  8. becca givens says:

    inspirational contrast conveyed well! thank you for sharing ~~

  9. Hyper Jake says:

    Very interesting poem Marinela. You have so much diversity here. I encourage you to join our online community- The Poetry Castle–

    where you can post poems, meet other poets, join poetry battles, post poetry videos, and become a part of a good community

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