Wednesday, 17 October 2012

East African Poverty

Children stare in disbelief,
Praying for it never to repeat,
Day by day, it happens again,
All seeming to have no end.

Parents struggle day and night,
Drenched in sweat, to gain a shilling,
A single coin that has no meaning
But meant to keep the children alright.

Parents sacrifice themselves for their children,
Not eating for weeks, not curing their diseases,
Giving out their living licence
Hoping that in heaven, they do reconcile.

Poverty, so hard to defeat
Leads to tonnes of death
And considerable distress
All over East Africa.

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