Poverty – An Oddquain

Poverty – An Oddquain

my heart now
in dire need, begging
for that familiar embrace

Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 in five lines, developed by Glenda L. Hand.

for Val’s


afternoon rain


afternoon rain….lovingly pouring.

afternoon rain….sensationaly exciting.

afternoon rain….sincerely moving.


afternoon rain….remembering you.

afternoon rain…seeing you.

afternoon rain…loving you.


afternoon rain…loving you till the end.



looking thru my window... hoping too I know... that beauty maybe beyond what I see...
looking thru my window…
hoping too
I know…
that beauty maybe beyond what I see…

However thats not tru... as I see through... some may lived in a castle... while others maybe in a stable....
However that’s not true
as I see through…
some may lived in a castle…
while others maybe in
a stable….

and as I walk away from a distance... I wish to see beauty even for a chance...
and as I walk away
from a distance…
I wish to see beauty
even for a chance…


I maybe just dumb to believe that there’s hope for humanity….there’s hope for the less privileged…I may be deaf to hear what they say that nothing can be done to the cry of the poor..the agony of the less fortunate..

I just hope one day the world will be a better equal place for humanity..



Peep by the window

Slight utterance of complaint

How could I let down?


Placid hush of home

A domicile dwelling place

Complex as a dome.


Graceful ornament

A plant that makes a home

Serenity meant.


The throes of a man

Moving with difficulty

For greatness be done.


Every man’s combat

To hassle destituteness

Poverty attack.

Majority of the world’s people and nations are living in poverty level. Why? Can we blame poor people for their own problems? What is wrong with them? Have they been lazy? Have they made poor decisions? Are they solely responsible for their plight?

Most of humanity lives on just a few dollars a day. Whether you are in the wealthiest nations in the world or the poorest, there is high levels of inequality.

Can we do something to help alleviate the lives of the poor? It may sound so good to be true, but; yes…. we can.

At this point of the year for most Christians, they commemorate the life and death of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who they believed have saved them from their sins. And for most Christians they commemorate it by making certain sacrifices. Traditionally, they fast. By fasting it means they refrain from eating meat during Fridays starting off during Ash Wednesday. But others do more than just fasting. They make sacrifices. Sacrifices such as, giving alms to the poor…giving away things that they have not been using…helping the needy…feeding the poor… You see if we all do the same even just once for every year, then maybe, just maybe, we may not be able to eradicate poverty, but in a way we will be able to alleviate the lives of the poor even for just once in every year…Who knows, it might signify the beginning of the end of their suffering.


Here’s wishing you all that you find time to check out your neighborhood and find a way to make someone happy by giving away something you don’t need anymore.