Poverty stories, books, poems, and more

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A prostitute's account of one wrong move that made her slip even further down the gutter. Read More

Book / Travel

May 29, 2017

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This Is my written book. Everything I share is true. Let Me Introduce Myself To vancouver BC My name is Nina McCutcheon and I came from London Ontario Canada. Hi Vancouver BC. I love your Mountains, you have beautiful Country here. I believe you do not know how blessed you… Read More

Poem / Poetry

May 02, 2017

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Poverty is an injustice. Read More
Why has every single country in Africa, post-colonial rule, degenerated into a decaying, crumbling, stinking, dung heap? Read More

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A research paper written in an attempt to understand the causes of, and solutions to, the problem of global economic stratification. Read More
the unbridled desire to procreate has plunged and is plunging many in nigeria into yet deeper mire of impoverishment. newlyweds are urged by well-meaning friends and relatives to have sizeable number of kids and soonest irrespective of their capabilities and well being. thus, children are born with poverty as their… Read More
A short flash fiction or poem about man's arrogance and apathy for anything seen as less. Read More
Earnest Young is a struggling artist living in poverty in the 1920s. His only hope at salvation is the mysterious vampire Mr.Wright who he discovered living next door Read More

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I will never know what my poems are going to be till they're done Read More
A true story based on the author’s experience while working at the Provincial Health Office in Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea from 2009-2012 Read More
A heart touching encounter with a patient of epilepsy, leading me to view life with a completely new perspective. Read More
The life of an economically poor family in the 40s and 50s in small town Florida. Narration by mother,Bonnie Blithe and daughter, Dixie Jo which chronicles each's perspective of their family life. Read More
Dixie Jo and her mother, Bonnie Blithe, chronicle their shared life of poverty and trials as they move throughout Florida in search of a better life. Dixie Jo's rebellion lands her in the Florida Industrial School for Girls, which is a turning point for her. Read More
In a time, when countries like India are developing in a rate faster than previously estimated and are on their way to be superpower; there are some section of society whose lives are never taken into account. Most of the time, they are left behind, uncounted. Here two brothers Mohan,… Read More

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The story before Halo doesn't matter. But you have the right to know it...just like she does. But not now. At least not for her. The story after Halo is what I'm looking forward to. But in life, you learn that sometimes before you can move forward you have to… Read More

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What brings war is not death but unending chaos in our destiny. Let us avoid this starting something good for others from today. :) Read More
The idea is to replace welfare with workfare, etc., and use Federal Reserve money to fund this program instead of tax dollars. Read More

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The essay talks about an Indian railway station where the author has to catch his train. The author finds himself in a situation where he can easily have a feel of the growth and explosion of population and its impact on daily life in India. The author goes on to… Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 14, 2015

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An angry response to the amount of homelessness within my home city of Manchester. Read More
Hadley is a large city with people residing in it with little money. These people are forced to live their lives in fear, poor health, depression, and discomfort. It's a rough life for the residents, and these five families are no different. Will the Chambers family make it out of… Read More
In poverty, there are times when people become overwhelmed with frustration especially when there are many mouths to feed. If you are illiterate and poor, it may mean pushing your children into various forms of labor at a very young age. Will Amanat educate them or will he continue to… Read More

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HUMANITY SEEMS TO BE ON THE DECLINE WITH MANKIND BECOMING AN EMBODIMENT OF GREED, GLUTTONY, SELFISHNESS AND SPITE. AS A CONSEQUENCE SOCIETIES AND NATIONS HAVE BECOME EMBODIMENTS OF EVERYTHING THAT IS FAR FROM HUMAN VALUES OF COMPASSION, MERCY, CARE AND EMPATHY. Read More

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Three honorable men in three desperate situations are offered a way out. But at what price? Read More
Nations across the world especially the poor and impoverished nations across the globe are host to poverty, illiteracy, crime, terrorism and a host of other problems. But they are not alone. Today USA also has become a corrupt nation that is on the brink of societal and economic collapse. Read More

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A girl locked in a room for a mysterious and heart breaking purpose. Read More

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What could a young, teenage boy from the slums of India want with Jigoku Shoujo? This story, written as much as possible in the style and spirit of the anime, Jigoku Shoujo, follows the hardships of Kajal and his little sister Selma, as Kajal struggles to protect her. It is… Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 10, 2015

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Comments: 3

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Poverty may be something hard to live with, a little bit too hard that words in a poem may be the closest one can get to obtaining a glimpse of how hard it may be like. Read More

Poem / Other

April 01, 2015

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I felt like writing this! Read More

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