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What Poverty is Not.



Three Generations.

Burnt by the Sun,

Reflected by Mirror.



Sitting on Corners.

Drunk, stoned, and violent,

Mindlessly living.



A separate species. 37 more words


One Degree of Separation

Earlier this year on a trip to the city, I drove through inner-suburb tree-lined boulevards, marveling at the rows of sandstone and bluestone villas with their manicured gardens.  1,156 more words


Alert! Nigeria has 2.5 million severely malnourished children Read more topics at: http://www.naijonit.com/2016/07/nigeria-2-5-million-severely-malnourished-children/

Some weeks ago, Doctors Without Borders, otherwise known as  Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, released photographs, showing malnourished persons in the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Borno State. 1,660 more words

Roses in the Bathtub

Today was a very quiet day. John has been home since about 9 this morning, but has spent much of the day in his room, the only room with an air conditioner, with the door closed. 615 more words



The following is not a lovely poem exhorting the reader to think about how they consciously or unconsciously punish people they interact with. It’s not a personal story about how I’ve been punished or not. 890 more words

Daily Prompt

America, check your privilege

I hear and read the phrase “check your privilege” thrown around often. If you are unfamiliar with the phrase, it means that one is told to be aware of the unfair advantages that society has given them. 484 more words