Poetry

June 10, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Poverty

Patrick Semansky

 

By

Blanca Alicia Garza

 

 

The Forgotten

 

 

Which is their fault?

if all they want

is the same things

as any other child?

 

Learn and play

live without fear

food on their tables

and a roof to feel safe

 

Innocent souls

with apprehension and

sadness in their eyes

still, kind and sweet

with the purest of hearts

 

They don’t know selfishness

and will share what they have

even if only a piece of bread

they will cut it in half

 

They are happy

playing with a block

of wood on the ground

while your ungrateful kid

is crying for not having the

latest model of cell phone

 

While you are taking

pictures of your expensive

meals or clothes

they went to sleep

with their stomachs empty

 

This world is unfair, selfish

full of empty people.

No child deserves

to be the forgotten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Child

 

 

Where will children play?

All this technology

we have placed in their hands,

No more rainbows or

smiley face drawings,

their little fingers

upon marshmallow

clouds. They used to play

in dirt with marbles but

that’s history. The

parents both work to give

them food for their stomachs

and a roof to keep their heads

dry but who helps their minds

grow? They are now watched

over by nice shiny flat screens.

A parent’s love and kisses become

hugs from the TV or computer

Teddy bears, dolls and

little racing cars forgotten

in a dusty corner of their closets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanca Alicia Garza

Blanca Alicia Garza is a published poet from Las Vegas, Nevada.  She is a nature and animal lover and enjoys spending time writing. Some of her poems are published in the new Poetry Anthology, “Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze”, now available at Amazon.com. Other published work can be viewed at: The Poet Community, Whispers in the Wind and Winamop.

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