They shrink away instinctively
From the poor
As though poverty were a disease
But even faster they
Avert their thought-sprinkled eyes
Nobody wants to see Shame
The shame mirrored within
Who is ashamed of whom?
The rich is ashamed for being rich
The poor is ashamed for being poor
They both are ashamed of being
In the company of each other
One hopes the tides will turn
One fears the tides will turn.
– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.
2 thoughts on “WEALTH OF POVERTY”
I just knew your German poetry, but, wow, your English writing is amazing, too!
for visiting… for appreciating.. for commenting…
With time I will share my german poems again…
And be more often on wordpress again…