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Poverty’s Circles



All poor and misled people,
like bridled horses
without any means to escape,
blindly run in circles
all their life’s courses.

Still hoping for better or more,
people end up with even fewer
choices than before,
without notion of things to expect,
putting their wasted efforts
in what they instantly loose or forget

Those holding the strings now,
seem not willing or able to see,
the sickening treadmill they keep going,
steadily digs and paves
a steep pitfall for all of humanity.

Please, let there be new drivers
with visions that lift us up.
For the sake of all our children,
and the future of mankind,
put poverty to a stop.
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 02, 2021

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Ludy Bührs

The topics she writes about are very diverse, so are the poetry styles she applies. As a Dutch translator and poet, having lived in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh for 2.5 years, in 2008 she published "Op de ruïnes van een rijk" (On the Ruins of an Empire) ISBN 978-90-8834-483-1 with 60 poems based on her experiences there. In 2007 she received a Certificate of Accomplishment as one of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 issued by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry for her poem Choked Truth, her own translation of "Verstikte waarheid", one of the poems in the book. Born in 1956, she still works as an independent translator, translating from English into Dutch. more…

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