Poverty Poem

by • January 6, 2011 • Feeling Poems, Moral Poems, Poverty PoemsComments (38)25371

Poverty Poem

Poverty Poem – Moral Poems

Poem about poverty and hope


Their smiles: sincere like angles
Their hearts: scarred forever more
Was this their fate, or our greed?
A question asked, but we ignore
Born into tragedy, they can’t escape
No opportunities for them to try
Suffering, hurting more every day
But we sit back and let it go by
Shattered homes; desperate for shelter
Poor conditions, its help they need
They want to be healthy and joyful
They want a better life to lead
Time is a fragile element for them
It can smash completely unplanned
You can help them, we all can!
Their future lies in your hand

© 2011 Marinela Reka

Poverty Poem

Poverty Poem

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38 Responses to Poverty Poem

  1. DCW says:

    “It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

    Mother Teresa

  2. Windowlad says:

    This is a very touching poem Marinela… yes… if we wanna help this world reduce poverty, if not totally driven out, the change should start at each oneself… always remember that we are the change we wanna see in this world… poverty is the result of our selfishness and greed… if we’ll just try to set free ourselves from those we’ll definitely eliminate poverty… i enjoyed the read… thank you… hope the new year is treating you kind!!!:)


  3. Raajii says:

    really good 🙂 I love this line: Their hearts: scarred forever more

  4. Ramesh sood says:

    Very touching Marinela..I am overwhelmed to see your concern… you have a very kind heart.. we all need to do whatever good we can…

    Regards, RS

  5. A very touching poem Marinela…Poverty is bad enough…What is worse is people’s indifference to it…

    P.S.- A minor glitch but I believe that it would be better if “No opportunity’s” is replaced with “No opportunities”. Of course just my opinion and I could be entirely wrong too…

  6. Pietro says:

    A very moving poem, Marinela. You are a person of great sensitivity, and this is reflected in your always wonderful and clever poetry.

  7. Petty Witter says:

    So touching and so heartfelt.

  8. If they have capability, offer them jobs, that is all I can ask o each one of us who can.

  9. The future is in their hands but we do have a duty to provide a helping hand rather than push them back down.
    Sentiments excellently expressed in this poem

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  11. Leslie White says:

    Beautiful poem about poverty. I have never understood why? we suffer the children. Why we bring them into our lives if we have no way to provide for them……. ? Then there are those who suffer because they have been layed off or dismissed from their work and watch life crumble around them while they desperately search for a life raft. Sad poem. Wish it wasn’t true.

  12. tess says:

    Such an important topic and well handled with the heart of a poet. Thank you

  13. Reaches into your heart.

  14. Travis says:

    I like this one. There is the description of the despair, but there is also hope.

  15. It’s a good thing to think about in the new year. How we can help children that are less fortunate than us. Beautifully written.

  16. David King says:

    Some very moving images in this. well done.

  17. A poignant poem indeed, Marinela. We can – and should- all do more to insure that children have the basics of good food, warm shelter and the chance through education to make a decent life for themselves. It was heartrending for me in Africa seeing the poverty and disease that are what so many know best.

    Thank you for a poem reminding us that we who have so much, have a duty to share with those who don’t…the future really is in our hands…


  18. Wanda says:

    Very powerful poem. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem that one loses sight of what they can do to help.

  19. Blond Duck says:

    This makes me feel so bad for those children…

  20. Lady Fi says:

    Touching, powerful and sadly all too true.

  21. Melissa says:

    What a powerful appeal to our common humanity. Dreams, a future full of hope–we should want it for ALL our children.

  22. Cheryl says:

    Very touching and thought-provoking piece. The solution is in our hands, isn’t it?


  23. kolembo says:

    Glad I found these, thanks!

  24. dan says:

    Those that can,
    Lend a hand,
    That which is lent,
    Is heaven sent,
    Each of us an angel,
    On earth to dwell,
    Letting our lights,
    Shine in the nights.

  25. A beautiful poem with a heartfelt, sincere message, loved it
    The Lonely Recluse.

  26. Victoria says:

    Very sensitive writing about a subject that is painful to consider. It is hard not to feel helpless at times.

  27. kathy says:

    Marinela, Thank you for visiting my blog! Your poetry is wonderful. I follow a few poets in this blogging world and it’s fun to find someone so young and so talented! Not only that, I think you have a really fun name! Thank you again and I’ll be back to read more.

  28. Latresa (neverblueagain) says:

    This is very powerful and it deeply touched my heart. You are very gifted and this poem makes me want toreach out and do all I can for the children of our future.

    Thank you for you comment on my blog, I too also plan to visit your blog as often as I can.

    Take care.

  29. Powerful words for an important subject … I worked in social services helping homeless families for years … “time is a fragile element for them” and yes, we can help.

  30. RJ Clarken says:

    For someone so young, you show so much wisdom and understanding – far beyond your years. This message – such a timely one – should be read by everyone, and taken to heart.

  31. Blond Duck says:

    Have a good weekend!

  32. drpratibha says:

    very touching and written with pain is evident in poetry.

  33. Sayak says:

    Poverty oh!
    From its shackles,
    When shall we-
    get liberty?

  34. hany eigo says:

    luv us! forevermore

  35. Manish says:

    It is really good poem .
    I like it very much.

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