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Poverty: One Glance for Humanity

Updated on July 7, 2017
That is not even look like home
That is not even look like home | Source
House for Vietnam child
House for Vietnam child
This house for that many people
This house for that many people




Have you ever thought living in the house made of paper box?


Or only as big as the smallest closet and even have no door to close?


Some even don’t have place they can call home


Wandering on the road like those restless ghosts


While waiting customer to buy watermelon, he took time to sleep
While waiting customer to buy watermelon, he took time to sleep | Source
When tired come, there is no other way
When tired come, there is no other way | Source
"Sleep, Dad. I will taking care of you."
"Sleep, Dad. I will taking care of you." | Source



Have to eat garbage


Have to drink dirty water


Choke for every mouthful


For every painful bite





Some are already very old


But still they have to work


For those who are no longer able to handle the job


Begging near the street is the only way they can think of

No where to go, no where to rest, everywhere is my bed
No where to go, no where to rest, everywhere is my bed | Source
Lunch for homeless
Lunch for homeless | Source
That is the only water she can have for everything she need
That is the only water she can have for everything she need
Drink, toothbrush, bath, toilet, everything from one source only
Drink, toothbrush, bath, toilet, everything from one source only

Still they can smile


But not sure how to cry


Too many pains


Cause's it to no longer feels like damn


Sometimes they even can’t feel anything


Rather than hunger which make them keep fighting


Live for today, rest for tomorrow


Eat today, not sure about the morrow

Mark of life
Mark of life | Source
Begging, the last option, the only one option
Begging, the last option, the only one option | Source
Looking for a chance to change his life
Looking for a chance to change his life | Source
There is always hope for children when the adult not even dare to wish what the want to eat tomorrow
There is always hope for children when the adult not even dare to wish what the want to eat tomorrow | Source

Father sold his child


To feed himself and the entire family


Mother sold herself


Hoping no daughter ever see's her in action


Sometimes she had


To prostitute her own baby


To make sure they are able to have money


To stay alive even in misery

Will their smile stay for long time?
Will their smile stay for long time? | Source
Even in the hardest condition, child always able to adapt
Even in the hardest condition, child always able to adapt | Source


It is life for them, maybe not even close


I am only able to captured what I heard the most


Now before you want to complain about your life


Come, join me and meet them alive

Children of tomorrow?
Children of tomorrow? | Source

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  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Salam, Bro. Yes, indeed. If you look above pictures, most of it is pictures of poverty in Indonesia. Really heartbreaking to look at. Thank you for reading this, my friend. :)

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    agusfanani 

    7 years ago from Indonesia

    Nobody wants to be poor, those who live in prosperity should look around and help the needy. Thank you for this touching hub.

  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Thank you for reading, Abdi. Yes, indeed we are so lucky. We should always remember this before we complaining about our life. Never forget to feel grateful and ikhlas about our life. :) Have a nice day, brother.

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    Abdinasir Aden 

    7 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

    Thanks God, how we are so lucky for not being those very poor people. God's eyes are on those who have more than they need and still wasting, trashing left over. It is really sad to do so; while there are the corners of the world many people who are suffer sips of water. Thank you Freya for your sharing.

  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Very true, King Micky. We need to lend our hand and help. But like Wayne Brown said, sometimes it seem never ending pain. Maybe there is something wrong about the way we give. Maybe we need to be more progressive then only donating money. Maybe... I wish I know the answer.But still, in the end, we need to keep helping and feel grateful for what we have, because there are many people less lucky than us which need help. Thank you, King Micky. :)

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    Micky Dee 

    7 years ago

    THIS writing is necessity! This is what we need to SEE! We need to lift our people up! It is God's law! We must obey and love the law. We must obey God and lift our brothers and sisters!

  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hello, Sir. Yes, you are right. This become common suspicion for many about how much money really able to reach the poor and the needy and not lost under man's greed. Working for government made me witnessing so many corrupt behaviour. If, for even little amount of money they still stole it, hard to not get suspicion about how people handle big money. Thank you for reading this, Sir. :)

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    Wayne Brown 

    7 years ago from Texas

    There is little else in the world so bad as a crooked politician and a hungry person. For what the crooks steal from people we could probably feed most of the hungry people of the world. Amazingly, Americans give and give every year to help stem world hunger and still it goes on. It makes me wonder how much of that money ever makes its way to the mouths of people in the form of food. Thank you for bringing this important and emotional subject to the forefront...life is not as hard as we might think most of the time. WB

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