Our very world is on the cusp
as the poverty divide widens

the haves oblivious
to the masses needs

their real lack of funds,
inadequate health care and feeds

Such blatant disregard
stirs deep dissatisfaction

unless the masses are appeased
with realistic solutions

the wealthy would be wise to note
that desperate people have few choices

Daily Prompt:  Cusp

recent stats say Australia’s one percenters own more wealth than 50% of the people!


  1. The last line recalls a French proverb, “An empty stomach has no ears.”

    A dangerous situation, but for remarkable fluidity. Not only is this dynamism inevitable in societies of any size, but our species’ instinct to strive gives the process a nice boost.

    That doesn’t mean everyone who’s persistent will go places – far from it – but there are vast numbers of people who refuse to accept the station to which they were born.

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  2. This is where I state again that I always have to read some good news stories.
    A gal was inspired by the Little Free Libraries to create a Little Free Pantry in front of her church that she checks on weekly.

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    • I know…in our place alone..there are only two types of people..the rich and the poor…you will basically see the difference and most often than not…there are no in betweens or the average..where do i belong? Lucky to belong on the fortunate ones and lucky too to have been raised by parents with compassion to our less fortunate brothers..

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