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Starving for a helping hand

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Photo Credit Beatrice.  Please check out her awesome website  for more of her amazing photography.

Sometimes it seems like we get caught up in a world that is moving at such a fast pace, and everything around you begins to blend together, and we lose focus of what is actually surrounding us.  Walking through the streets in the city it is so easy to get swept away in the crowds and not notice those who are in desperate need.  With the economic crisis we are are currently facing so many are losing their jobs, homes and it begins to feel like what once was solid ground is collapsing beneath you.  Poverty is everywhere.

Astonishing Facts About Poverty

“Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.”

“Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.” 

Source: For more information and statistics about poverty

Below is a poem which I wrote about the inequality of this world.

-Inequality-

Hunger

Deprivation

Empty

Alone

Shattered

Immense

Epic

Unfathomable

The weight

Of what one place holds

Unimaginable

To some

This place

They call, Home!

Thirsty

Needy

Beg

Plead

Cry

Out loud

To be heard

Earth rotations

Still suffering

A “standard” of living

Many could not begin to

Understand

What one

Takes for granted

Another

Takes so greatly

Guards tightly

In their humble hands

Inequality

Leaves

“A full world”

Starving

For a helping hand

Copyright © 2014 By Laura Butz

All rights reserved.  Permission Requests please email ecochiccayman@hotmail.com 

Originally published under my account in Wattpad.

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