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Poems About: POVERTY

In this page, poems on / about “poverty” are listed.

  • 361.
    None More Selfish Than I

    Some humans are such selfish creatures and none more selfish than I
    The World revolves around me and praise of self I do enjoy
    Some call it self survival or call it what you may
    And meanwhile people dying of hunger every day. read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 362.

    Taxed in our groceries and taxed in our pay
    The taxman keeps taking from us every day
    But of heavy taxes the bureaucrats he spare
    Tax every battler not the billionaire. read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 363.

    Arguably the greatest poet old Ireland has seen
    'Twas he penned the poem known as 'Dark Rosaleen'
    In eighteen forty nine in his mid forties in poverty he died
    Though true genius of him never can be denied read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 364.
    Their Great Lust For Life

    In life for many every day there's some battle to fight
    And many must go to bed hungry at night
    That is those who do have a bed to sleep on
    And any hope of success that they had from them gone. read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 365.
    That's Life One Must Suppose

    At the bottom of the social rank and low in self esteem
    That's where the haves want to keep the have nots or that's how it does seem
    For every new member of the millionaires club there is more poverty
    And that people of malnutrition die does not make sense to me, read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 366.
    Hidden Poverty

    In a Nation of many well off people they call it hidden poverty
    The poor souls of the back streets that the wealthy never see
    They live in condemned houses that are clearly in decay
    And out of sight is out of mind or so 'twould seem that way. read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 367.
    In Every City, Town And Village

    In every City, Town and Village the haves and have nots reside
    But even the poorest of the poor have got their sense of pride
    And it must be soul destroying for them to have to beg to stay alive
    But pride has to take second place to the will to survive. read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 368.
    Many Must Grow Poorer

    Millions will go to bed hungry tonight that does seem sad to say
    And many of them will not wake again for to see another day
    The sad fact that many die of malnutrition is sad cause for lament
    Whilst billions in war by Governments are spent read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 369.
    Neo Cons

    They are known as neo cons and they live the good life
    But they show no compassion for those in financial strife
    And with economic rationalization they totally agree
    Economic rationalization that for many spells utter poverty read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 370.
    Climate Change

    'Tis said that Bangladesh and Holland will be covered by the sea
    And that climate change and global warming will cause World-wide poverty
    Yet the advice of climate experts we do never seem to heed
    Our disrespect for Mother Nature to our own demise may lead read more »

    Francis Duggan
  • 371.
    nouveau riche

    I’d rather be a nouveau riche
    than some impoverished veteran.
    I’m looking for a nouveau niche
    that’s hopefully a better ’un read more »

    gershon hepner
  • 372.
    I've Been Such A Lucky Fellow

    If I should die tomorrow I've had a happy life
    Never had a major accident and never known heartbreak
    Never known what it's like to be really hungry and lady luck's been kind to me
    And every morning after six as a free man I awake read more »

    Francis Duggan
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