Thought blurbs to awaken our collective compassion..
The Pathos of Poverty
The people who revel in prosperity
Hoard up in plenty for posterity;
While those who rot in poverty
Can barely afford their basic necessity!
Misery and grief are their permanent property
In this world, they lack an identity;
Their women and children are personification of fragility
For their well-being, no one takes responsibility!
Among them they have high rates of mortality
Their entire lives they are doomed to spend in adversity;
Their social status is that of inferiority
Fighting forever, are they, for their rights and equality!
Unhealthy people among them are a majority
Their living conditions showcase inhumanity;
Food and shelter for them are a priority
To get them, many don’t adhere to legality!
To come up in life, they are deprived of opportunity
For their future there is no security;
In their minds there is no tranquillity
Alas! Without help, they’ll be doomed for eternity!
There’s a need to rid ourselves of passivity
And get the Samaritans to prove their generosity
And work together with sincerity
To give the poor a chance to experience felicity!