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Baltimore's Poverty Nation

Updated on August 20, 2011

A nation...under poverty...rules without sign of freedom there no hopeful quality,

Mr. Camera let those stars shine...they put charities on simple places...but can't stretch the dollar they own,

Big ball dances...rock star festivals...they rumble the stage but we see it from t.v...emotionless and broke...unable to get a ticket,

You stroll the corporate stair climber...brushing past suitcases filled with plastic gold...but we're poor,

Can't you give us as a nation just a hint of hope...deficits and defaults and debt neglects...has someone possessed this world,

You buy pieces of the moon because you have so much money...other countries on their knees eating grass in the hopes of nutrition,

Yield to the madman...his scientific ways destroying with machines of mass destruction...more deaths...more emotional turmoil,

I guess this means more loss of property rights...assumptions about why they treat us this way...political corruptions,

Can't we just get a piece of the cake...or have you already taken the icing and given us the cake crumbs...broke poverty nation.


A Small Note

I just hope that with this simple poem will help to fix the problem that is accompanying the poverty situation in and around Baltimore city, and not only there but nation wide. We are experiencing a situation that I hope this country can help turn around and prosper from. Please pay attention to the homeless and various shelters around you, and I promise you they are overflowing with people that want a second chance at life.


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      BakerRambles 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thank you Vinaya, I always appreciate your feedback. I just want the world to know just how desperate things have become.

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      BakerRambles 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thank you Cagsil, I do truly believe as well that it is a mixture of equality, rights and self problematic behaviors that cause it.

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      BakerRambles 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thank you realhousewife for acknowledging a problem with this unfortunate situation our homeless are in.

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      We have a huge problem in our city too, a homeless camp was established "down by the river" and then it was closed. They keep trying to divert the group but where will they go?

      Voted up and awesome - this is a problem that really does bug me and every time someone writes about it - I think we get closer to a resolution.

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      Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

      The homeless situation isn't difficult to figure out, just like what causes homelessness isn't difficult to figure out either. The sole cause is a lack of true understanding of self which causes homelessness. Not to mention, non equality and non equal rights. People are manipulated every day and don't actually realize it. It's certainly time for people to wake up to the truth. Nicely stated and voted up! :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Mark, your poetry always convey wonderful thoughts and perceptions. I can so easily identify an accomplished poet in you.

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Your poem shows what is wrong with Corporate America.

      The fact that millions or billions of dollars are spent on war while Americans such as those in Baltimore live in poverty is disturbing and tragic.

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      BakerRambles 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      It's true, I used to live there in a not so great area, a few actually. There is so much desperate need for support, from food and shelter, to the education reforms needed to help kids succeed. Thank you for your feedback.

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      Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

      Very powerful poem! I've seen the great divide in Baltimore and maybe it's reflective of certain other cities in the world. Tragic!

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      poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      The poem is so now. It is well constructed but also has some bite behind it with a socially relevant message. The picture just rips my heart out. It looks more like what one would expect to see in a prison, not a school. It drives home your point well.


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