Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

Poverty Sits like a Widescreen Tv March 5, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 10:39 am

on the front porch of No Hope.

rain pouring down on an unsuspecting

loud gathering of people that over power

the garbles that the tv distorts through

the drip drop dripping of water on speakers

that are so tall you can’t see over them to

the clouds above.

three walls with one window where

the other should be but isn’t

so that we can all sit and stare at No Hope

and Poverty tv through the blaring rain.

a Piece of Cake is passed around No Hope to

be drooled over but not eaten because

how can forty people eat one Piece of Cake?

they wish they could wake up and leave

Poverty tv and No Hope

to one Piece of Cake job.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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10 Responses to “Poverty Sits like a Widescreen Tv”

  1. Ocean Girl Says:

    Sometimes Poverty tv is far better than reality tv that is full of junk.

    I wish I could send a 3kg cake over to No Hope.

  2. Jingle Says:

    poverty is hard,
    ignorance is harder to take too,
    nice poem!

  3. brian Says:

    i agree…poverty is a disease, that should be cured. i doubt you could ever eliminate it, especially in these tough times. i would be happy with a full time job…

    • laurenmichelleotheim Says:

      It seems to be one of those problems that will never go away but that doesn’t mean we don’t strive to cure it.

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