Poverty the reason ...  

rm_Eric0072005 52M
422 posts
5/26/2006 9:51 am

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Poverty the reason ...


Why do you choose to live this way ?
Do you know it endangers your health and life ?

I tried to get her to see
Without stepping on her dignity
Though what dignity she has
Is hidden behind a fierce mask.

Pride is all she has
As she makes her living this way.
Supporting her family members she said
This is the smartest way.

Behind her face I sense pain
That is likely a glimpse of shame
Quickly it fades to be replaced
With her fierce and determined face.

When one is born in a comfortable home
With 3 meals to eat and little to moan
A context where one grew up well enough
Compared to others who found it tough
A gap exists between you and me
My judgements I should thus withhold
And keep my lips sealed.

Tread carefully I must
If I regard you a person still.
If I want to continue to know
To understand you and your heart within.

But still you kept mum about yourself
Except to say you have a brother and sister to take care of.
Fiercely protective of them you say
Your younger brother's girlfriends you dictate
Until you see he comes of age.

I feel a wonder at what you do
Leaving your home for a strange city too
To sell yourself for money to keep
And send it back where there is need.

But .. where will this lead to
How long this life can you keep ?
These words led to creases of pain
A brief grimace and then it fades.

`I'm smart. You think I don't think
I've thought this out much longer before this !'
So it seems that you know your stuff
And who am I to step into your life now ?

What can I offer ? What hope can I give ?
Is there ever money enough ?
A sigh escapes my lips
I am frustrated and I cannot think
Can't figure what more appropriate to say
I decide for now to hold my peace.

Let us wait a bit
A while longer your confidence I'll gain
And then you will be open to what I say.
We'll work up some plan for you to change
A lot of this you see will be left to you
But then ...I will be here for you
To see you change.

There is no good answer to the issue of poverty in the lives of many in this world.

Eric
27th May 06
0145 hrs

saddletrampsk 55F

5/26/2006 10:46 am

wonderful post..and yes we should count our blessings..


rm_Eric0072005 52M
254 posts
5/26/2006 1:20 pm

Hi,

You read my blog. Thanks.

There is no way out of prostitution right ?
When u are poor and uneducated. And supporting your siblings to study and grow up.

Eric


Serenely_Yours 118

5/27/2006 11:10 am

Poverty.
One who chooses not to.
No choice for one who is born into.
To get out before theres no way to.

With determination and means.
Try very hard to beat the scene.
Crawling out from the stink.
Putting on a fierce front to win.

One day it may come.
Or the day may never come.
For poverty is here to stay.
For luck and chance for them may not be even seen.


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rm_Eric0072005 52M
254 posts
5/28/2006 1:31 am

Thanks Serene Ann,

Someday it may come to us. I agree this is true.

But I feel the most important thing is to help others if we can.
Not stand by the side and be walker-bys. There are too many over the years.

If we consider life is short. And we can change people's life,
shouldn't we go out to make a difference to others where we can.

It is up to our assesssement and comfort level.
Why live for oneself ?
Live with no regrets that we didn't do something for others while we had the chance.

My thoughts.


Serenely_Yours 118

5/28/2006 2:23 am

    Quoting rm_Eric0072005:
    Thanks Serene Ann,

    Someday it may come to us. I agree this is true.

    But I feel the most important thing is to help others if we can.
    Not stand by the side and be walker-bys. There are too many over the years.

    If we consider life is short. And we can change people's life,
    shouldn't we go out to make a difference to others where we can.

    It is up to our assesssement and comfort level.
    Why live for oneself ?
    Live with no regrets that we didn't do something for others while we had the chance.

    My thoughts.
Do what best we can within our means to help the poor and needy.

Living for oneself is individual.
Sharing with others is community.
Live life no regrets which I totally agree.




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