A View of a Cruel World

A cruel world is a tough place to live your life.


Poverty
is one of the biggest problems our world is facing. People die each day because of hunger, for lack of medicine and food. Money is scarce and things are not free anymore. Nobody would take a second look at you if you don’t have money, they won’t give you a proper and respectable service if you don’t dress well.

I’ve been exposed to this kind of world ever since. I’ve seen little children just shared one bite of food for whole day. I’ve seen blind people who cannot move from their place and having no water to drink or food to eat every day, and their cans are all empty.


Take the story of this little girl:

A little girl, about 7 years old was sitting uncomfortably at the seat facing an older lady and a policeman. The older lady was yelling at her and pointing her fingers on her face.

“She stole my Pancit!”

Pancit is the term for noodles in Filipino cuisine and is very popular food in every restaurant.

The little girl just nodded. It’s true she stole it; she has no money to buy one. She clutched her worn pants for something she had bought for she’s scared to think she had dropped it while running away from the restaurant.

“Are you very hungry that you have to steal what she’s selling?” the policeman asked her.

“Yes sir, I’m so hungry but it’s not for me. It’s for my mother. Please let me go home.” she pleaded. Her eyes were moist with tears.

The police officer looked at her. “So, your mother is telling you to steal something?”

The older lady then yelled at her again, “Give me back my Pancit, you thief!”

She clutched the food so hard not wanting to let it go.

“Please, let me have this Pancit.”

The police officer then faced the lady and promised to just pay for the food. Then he offered the girl a lift so he could talk to her parents.

She is living on a squatter’s area, the houses were made of used cartoons patched together and wood and very small. The girl run inside and found her mother sleeping on a cartoon bed on the ground.

“Mother, wake up! I’m here now. I bought you medicine and food. Please eat so you can get better.”

She’s clutching her mother’s arms, tugging her to wake up.

But the old woman wouldn’t. She’s already dead.

Tears rushed from the little girl’s eyes. She’s already too late. If she came home sooner, maybe her mother had eaten and taken her medicine. It’s too late now.

She silently stood up and faced the police officer, who is watching at the front door and witnessing what had just happened.

“Thank you, for bringing me home,” she said and handed him the plastic with Pancit.

“I think I do not need this anymore.”

You see, it's sad to know that children like her have to suffer at a very young age. And some wouldn't understand their life and their pains.

I always thanked God for all the blessing I have. Yes, I don’t have much to offer but I know that my world is much better than other people who suffer endlessly. I have the option to anything. I live in comfortable surroundings free from noise and distractions. I can buy anything I want.

Every day is a new struggle for all of us – especially to families who doesn’t have enough to live each day. Like for that little girl, she was too little to face the life of living alone.

It happens. The word is tough, full of people who want to survive the destiny of life.


© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.

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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

I agree. This is a world wide epidemic, but since we are helpless to end it in our own countries, how can we be expected to make a difference anywhere else.

My heart goes out to all of those suffering, but I have no answer for them.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I cannot imagine the kind of poverty that you describe. Living in the United States we do have poverty but is nowhere as prevalent as in many countries. I appreciate this hub greatly; thank you for bringing this terrible tragedy to light.


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Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Unknown Spy, it happens I was just thinking about world suffering recently and my frustration with wanting to help everyone...children, infants, poverty stricken, homeless, not to mention people so sick and also animals, beloved trusting and dependent creatures.

Voted up, awesome and useful on this profound, informative Hub.

You wrote you have no answer for them. I agree. But I recently read ...and logged in my journal, "I can't do everything, but I can do ONE THING...if possible, every day. Like leave a dollar bill in a book at Barnes & Noble, or drop a bill in an area where people are poor.

I shared in a hub I saw a man on the corner with a sign, "Very Needy" and I went to the store, bought him a cup of hot coffee, a muffin, a bagel, and I gave him $5.00. It was a win-win for both of us. I asked him his name and it was "Bill." I added him on my prayer list months ago, and I pray for him every day.

It's the little things that each one of us can do that eventually add up.

Perhaps we hubbers who believe in God could just ask Him to help us be His instrument and to BE a "GLAD SURPRISE" to someone in need and for Him to lead us to the right person at the right time.

It's impossible to help everyone in the world...but we CAN add joy to those in our own corner of the world.

Maybe you could combine some of your hubs and put a book together? Just a thought, as you write from your heart, and your words would help so many people!

God bless you real good Unknown Spy :)


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dmhenderson 4 years ago from Missouri, USA

There is a lot of poverty in the U.S., but we isolate and ignore it. Significant portions of our population live in third-world fashion within our first-world country. There is little hope that their lives will improve since social and economic mobility is practically nonexistent.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Wow, M thanks so much for this story! Just like Bill said it is hard to relate to this poverty. I appreciate you sharing this story! It is a real eye opener for us Americans who oftentimes take for granted their freedoms. Keep up the great work! :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

It's so sad and frustrating beyond belief how the media picks and chooses events for us to focus on, while things of this nature go unnoticed every day around the world. What is even sadder is how this doesn't have to happen, it's 2012 and no one should ever starve and suffer in this way. Thank you M for shining a light on this issue and raising awareness. Voted up, shared, and interesting.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Very sad story. Recently while waiting at a red light I saw a very recent lady begging for work. She was still clean and with decent clothes with a cardboard sign. The world is full of situations like this.

Voted up awesome and interesting, Joyce.


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

This was absolutely beautiful, but also so very sad. We tend to ignore poverty when we don't put a face on it, but you have done that here. I hope every American reads this so they will know just how lucky they really are. Voted up and sharing.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Unknown spy.. this hub is amazing. You touched on a subject that so much.. and it is so sad.. thank you for writing this and God Bless you

Sharing so the world can see.

Debbie


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

What a sad and tragic story! You have written such a wonderful and poignant story. We all need to be aware of the poverty and starvation and death that happens around the world each day. Your story points this out so eloquently. Most of us don't know the crushing poverty the little girl in the story experiences everyday. Thank you for reminding us of little girls like this one from around the world!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I think poverty is a disease, because it seems to be spread from one group of people to the next, meaning when someone lacks they will try and take it from others just as this hub depicts with the little girl.

The huge difference though is that that little girl is innocent looking to survive on such a basic essential for living as a piece of bread. Today's form of such sadness of poverty being spread is wide spread where entire countries attack others for survival as well, and it has been a historical issue of sorts on a epic scale for the most part.

There always seems to be innocent victims that end up at the bottom of it all, and the same story gets played over, and over again moving from land to land pretty much.

Some places have much worse levels of such poverty then others yes indeed that is a truthful reality, but I pray for one day to come when it all ceases, and fairness, sharing, caring, and giving becomes the set standard across the board, and hopefully many of us writers here on hubpages who hope and pray for such to happen will be there when it does, to help them see it through all the way.

Powerful hub here, voted up on many levels indeed.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

What makes this picture uglier is governments who use these poor people to stuff their pockets.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

unknown spy..well written but sad..your words are very compelling...but for those who have seen it first hand..a memory hard to erase....

Worse part of the whole situation is..the government of these countries are usually the wealthiest.....


noel autor 4 years ago

So true. Some people have abundance in life while many others could hardly eke out a living. Its the reality of our society and of life.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Sir Bill.. Poverty is very worse. The houses on squatter's area (the worst ones) are just patches of cartoons, of used sacks, or pieces of roof, and sometimes of wood too. And houses don't have space to each other. Bathroom is everywhere. Most cases of fires listed was from these areas.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

HI Sparklea..I always felt deep inside my heart that you're a very kind and loving person..it was so nice and kind of you to help others.

Thank you so much for visiting my hub. The struggle to live each day is hard especially for people who had no sources. I also give money to people on the streets, on the sidewalks, its not much but it would help. I can spend hundreds on other things, why cant i give a few extra bills to others who badly need it? We know that we cannot support all of them but I know that if we add them to our prayers everyday, for sure, miracles can happen.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

This story is heart-wrenching. You know it totally breaks my heart to see anyone hungry, but mostly the little Ethiopian children on television. Poverty is at an all time high here in the U.S. The figures are astonishing according to the most recent statistics. I support various organizations by contributing money on a monthly basis. I was thinking about helping out one of those Ethiopian kids. They are so skinny. It hurts to see them suffering at such a young age. Anyhow, your actions seem humane.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

DMhenderson, thank you for reading. AS many people say, the rich becomes richer, the poor becomes poorer.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

J, thank you for the support. Yes, some people just took for granted all the freedoms and all the comfortable things they had, some would run away..they didnt even think that people out there wished that they have a much better life too.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

You are very welcome M, this story was emotional and impacted me deeply. I feel for people that suffer like this and have to struggle everyday to even put food on the table. It is so sad to hear about. And I hope that one day it will not have to be like this.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you James..it happens everyday..monotonous news and events haven't ceases.it's real..it's life..

Thank you so much :)


Janhorner 4 years ago

This is very moving and it always amazes me why, in this day and age there is so much poverty around the globe. It should not be like this, I support the NSPCC because I hate to see children; especially suffer.

Jan


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Joyce for reading..yes, it;s all over this globe.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you TimeTraveller..you are right, some people are so lucky to be born in a good surrounding and family..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Debbie, thank you for stopping by and for sharing. God bless us all.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Suzette, thank you for reading and for leaving a message. poverty is everywhere..oh it's endless..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Cloud, thank you for reading. there are so many kids out there who were facing this poverty. i've been to places where they sleep under the bridge, under old buildings, subways, markets, under the rain.. it's so real...

let us all pray for all people.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

well, mhatter, as people always say, the poor becomes poorer, the riches becomes richer..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

KJ,thank you.. I've seen this kind of life everyday..before and after work, I passed by the streets, where there are so many little kids, no dress, no slippers, just roaming around, begging for money.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Noel. you're right. it's the reality of our society. I know that you've seen poverty on place since you're from Phils too.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Lovedoctor, thank you so much for stopping by. You are a very kind person and may God bless you more.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi J. yeah, i also hope that one day, the world become much better place to live.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Jan.thank you for this message Jan.. i wish it was not like this..


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

This story breaks my heart as does all uman suffering. Due to a severe poor economy poverty is on the rise in this country as well. I pray we see some positive changes soon.

You did well with this.


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

This is such a touching story, and you brought your point across very well. Too often we complain about the small things in life - something that didn't go our way, a day that wasn't so happy, an argument with a loved one. Seldom do we stop to think of all that is bigger than us, like what you've written about here - things that we can't even imagine that people are going through every single day. Thank you for sharing this, I wish more people could be aware and help out - even in some small way. Voted up and sharing.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Unknown, It breaks my heart to think that in 2012 such things can still happen, people are dying of hunger when there are still so much waste even in this time of austerity.

Real or not a sad story very emotive, well written.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Well done, Spy. Very moving. Unfortunately, it will probably get worse before it gets better. I say a little thank you prayer every day that I have it as good as I do. VUM.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Heartbreaking story here unknown!!...if only it were not so true and not so prevalent...I agree with Sparklea we just need to do something within our ability to do so...like so much of what you write it draws us in completely with your sweet heart & unbelievable depth of expression...& I pray God will bless you real good too...Vote UABU&I & tweeted & shared...cheers


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi M. it is such a shame this kind of thing does happen, but if anyone thinks it is not happing in their city or town than they are just not looking. Because i see it all around in the towns and cities where i live .

Great hub to make everyone aware that this is going on daily .

Vote up and more !!! SHARING !


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

This little girl and others like her are the people that Jesus taught us to take care of - the poor and the needy people of the world. We are blessed to have food to eat and a decent roof over our heads.

A hub that needed written. Voted up.


wwolfs 4 years ago

This is definitely a worldwide problem and one we can only hope for a solution. It is sad that people and children are dying from hunger, and is a reminder for us to be grateful for what we do have. Most of us probably can not imagine going a day without food. Nice hub. Thank you for sharing.


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Hello M, this is beautiful. Ther eality of poverty is just devastating. As a Filipino I see poverty everyday. It's part of our lives. I beleive that some are blessed with so many so that they can become blessing to others. It's just sad that many forget to lend a helping hand.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

The older I get, the more these things tear at me. The best we can do each one of us, is to help out when we can and give what we have to spare to others.

The really sad thing, is that if we took 1/2 the money the US spent on the wars of the last 10 years we could cloth, feed and provide medical attention to every man, woman and child in the country.


oceansider 4 years ago

Dear M., you've written this article about the problems of severe poverty and hunger in such a compassionate way. This was well done!

It is terribly sad & heart breaking that people are going hungry and that children without parents are raising themselves on the streets....

When my youngest daughter went with her university, Point Loma Nazarene, to Africa three summers ago, they saw first-hand what this is like and my daughter's heart broke for the orphans...children of five or six raising their baby brothers and sisters on the street!

My daughter's team helped by planting fruit trees (with the school's money) and helped to feed the children oatmeal in the mornings.

She did say that some of the church members where they stayed, have been taking orphans in to raise in their own homes.


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vnsatakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Very touching. Agree that people should be happy with what they are already having.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Beckie. May God bless us all.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Melchi, thank you for reading. And you got the message loud and clear for people tend to look only on smaller picture.But if you happen to look at a much larger perpesctive, you'll know how much lucky you are.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Yes Jo, it happens. when you saw these people, sleeping without a roof on their head, with all their children scattering around the streets, oh my..it's sad to look at them.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

THANk you TT. Let us all pray too for others.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

CArter, thank you for your kinds words. I really appreciate it :) Sparklea is such a beautiful sweet and loving person, with a pure heart.

Thank you too Carter.. it really happens..not just yesterday but everyday..Here in my place, people with that situations is everywhere.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Kashmir. yeah, i totally agree with you.. it's everywhere.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Ann, thank you for the support. God bless!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you wwolfs! thank you for reading and leaving a message which is so true. at least, there's hope in all of us.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi JPCMC :) thank you.. and I know you've seen people on most parts of Manila area, living under the metro rails..i dont know why they have to keep on giving birth when they have no home nor food to eat. babies are born just to suffer.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Curiad, thank you for reading..well, sad to say that people spent so much money on the things that are not very needed.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Helen. Hungry children, as young as newborns, parents, old men and women -- you can see that everywhere here. Sleeping on sidewalk with just cartoons as bed, no pillows nor blankets. I dont know where they stay if it rains..

Your daughter is a very wonderful person, and so are you Helen. You have these big heart to the poor and to the needy ones.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

You got it right Vnsatakopan!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...you are a writer who matters .... always profound , soulful and deep you are - and you always inspire the epi-man - sending you warm wishes from lake erie time 7:54am


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hehehe.. (smiles*) thank you Epi!!!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

When I do have problems, I think about,"there are others who have greater problems than this" and it helps put things into perspective. We are not alone in our suffering. Our experiences help us to reach out to those who suffer. Voted interesting and beautiful.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Teaches, that is right.. it helps to stay up positive and on the right track.


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Hi M,

My wife and I ask the same question whenever we see people with so many kids and living in such conditions. Recently we saw in the news a mom who literally sliced open her womb to get the baby out. She stitched herself up afterwards. The baby died and the mom is in critical conditions. It sad to hear about such cases.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

JPCMC,

Yes, I saw that one too. Isnt it terrible? Other people will do anything just to have a baby ..maybe she could give it for adoption if she cant handle the child later on..she doesnt even thought about her own complications. I always wonder why people do that. Is it because they dont have any money to raise the baby?

But why give life to someone and then kill him later on?

i just wish more people will be aware of the consequences of what they're doing..


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

You have such a gift for humanizing the most painful conditions and this is so much more motivating than any rant. This really makes me stop and realize how much I really do have. The living conditions of children in some parts of the world is overwhelmingly sad. This is a beautiful hub.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I have wondered where you are from; what country??? We do have poverty in the U.S. but I don't think we have the level you speak of in your comments. In big cities like Miami, Fl. I've seen people living under bridges in cardboard boxes. It's sad but true.

Sad story. Not only children in U.S. but senior citizens like myself who eat dog food, or do without their medications to buy food. I wish I could save the world, but I can help just one person at a time. I try and do that often.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Tammy, thank you for the shared and for the read and for the wonderful kind words you have written. not only childrens, but old people as well.it's really sad.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Mary...thanks for stopping by. yes, not only children...also those old men and women who cant walk, who cant barely move from their place, who are living under such conditions..they look for food under trash bins, besides sidewalk...it's really sad..


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Felixedet2000 4 years ago from The Universe

This hub is a reflection of every everyday reality. It has gone a long way in saving many more souls who would have died the way that poor woman died. Little drops of water can make a mighty ocean, it's our responsibility to always help those we can. God bless you for this sober reflection.


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TENKAY 4 years ago from Philippines

The story made me teary-eyed. I've seen similar scenario many times, an ailing mom, a working kid, and a non-existent father. This morning, a student working in a fast food chain has to drop some of his classes because he has to give some of his pay meant for the tuition fee to his mother. He doesn't want to give up his studies but he has to earn more... he has this heart-gut-wrenching story, it was difficult to stay dry-eyed listening to his sad story.

Many times I asked God, How can I help? When I too am scared and burdened. Sometimes I heard Him whisper "in your own little way, any loving way", but most of the time God is silent.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Wow, unknown Spy, this is very touching! You are right, there is so much poverty in the world and some of us are not even aware of it! Thankful for what we have and pray for the ones who are suffering!

Voted up and everything.....


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Felix...i hope that people who are much blessed will help others who are less fortunate even in just a small way.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Tenkay..thank you so much for the comment. .i know that hundreds of filipinos skip or drop their classes just to work so they could have money...you know what,come to think of it, there are many shows here that their goal is to help others, but I wonder why sometimes, you can see that they're helping someone who wanted to meet her/his tv idol, helping others travel.. really, there are people worth helping out there, people who are sick and cannot afford even to buy a crumb of bread. ..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you LaThing.. yes, there is so much..and we can only hope.


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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

It is so wrong that there is such inequality in the world. So many people have the selfish attitude that as long as they're alright then stuff everyone else. They would feel guilty if they thought about the injustice but choose not to. Whilst there are greedy rich people there will always be poor people. It shouldn't matter where anyone comes from, we should all have the same chance of happiness. We are all human beings from the same planet.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Peanutritious, thank you for stopping by. yes, everyone deserves to be happy.. anyway, we are all one..from the same planet, from the same world.


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mandarmk9 4 years ago from Ratlam, India

Every time we feel that we are so happy to live here as we are living, there is a source for the realization about the one's who are not so lucky. Thanks for arousing the realization that there are many people who need help. Great job.

:) Mandar


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much Mandar for the support. You're a great young man.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Something that happens much too often in this world. Precious children having to suffer. I would give my last bit of food if I knew that it would help a child. Wonderful and heartfelt. I'll send up a prayer to God to be with them. God bless.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you very much Gypsy!


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Caseyjoe870 4 years ago from Arkansas

Unknown Spy, the problem of poverty tears at my heart. I find myself sometimes feeling awful that I bought a luxurious item or left the water running. This was a magnitude 8.0 story. Thank you for sharing!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Casey, thank you.. i sometimes feel that too..especially when I bought expensive things (those things which you can buy cheap) and not very needed when you would think that half the price can feed one meal of a family.

and (smiles*) thanks for the magnitude of 8.0 ^;^


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

In my police days, I was called to a grocery store for a shoplifting on Thanksgiving. It was an older couple, who tried to take some green beans and Stove Top Stuffing. I asked the manager if he would take my money for these items and let the folks be on their way. He did, and I marked this "no complaint to issue."


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Deb, you're a truly amazing, and kindhearted. We dont have to "always" judge other people by what you see, by the wrong they have done, by the rules they have broken..I know their actions always have hidden reasons..

what you did, is really heroic. i am so touched by the kind actions you've done. not all people have hearts like yours..maybe the old couple just badly needs it for some special reasons..

God bless Deb.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

That message really made me feel sad, well almost guilty because of the great things I myself have. I'm not rich, I'm not poor and I don't struggle like those in destitute conditions. I really hope one day that poverty will be a thing of the past and that everyone at least has food, clothing, and shelter. This message was powerful and I'm glad you brought it our attention.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Aubrey...Im always glad that I have your support :) Thank you!

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