Poverty stories, books, poems, and more

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Comments: 9

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The Booksie Classic House

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Short Story / Poetry

December 06, 2019

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The Booksie Classic House

A very deep true story about a child in the hood. Read More
Has anyone ever noticed all the direct appeals I have made in the Northern Virginia area for years - for help finding an inexpensive room or apartment rental, or simply help sustaining my life as I have survived so many acknowledged "hate crimes"? Not one person has offered me charitable… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

J'ai écrit ce poème à l'honeur des enfants sans abri, les démunis et les oubliés du monde. Read More
Coils Of The Camoudie features the destitute beginnings of five-year old Saira and her family who persevere despite the burden of poverty and neglect. Her mother and sister struggle to support each other against brutal abuse from her father. This chapter introduces the main characters and the routine hardships they… Read More
Destiny: When everything seems to go awry, but one ends up in the right place at exactly the right time. Read More
Given continuous "same ol'" headlines, here are some additional thoughts as the working class and artists alike continue to wade through the Grand Guignol of economics and ethical decay in this country. (Image by Marvin Elliott) Read More

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This is a true story in Canada Read More

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What if they don't have a pencil? Read More

Tags: school, kids, poverty

Poem / Other

November 29, 2018

Reads: 217

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A personal narrative about the New Orleans mission trip I went on in the summer of 2018. The main portion focuses on the homeowner we worked for, Miss Norma. She was an incredibly humble and grateful woman that had been torn down the countless natural disasters (such as hurricane Katrina)… Read More
Debra O'Brien and Fred Watson arrive in Hamilton City, New Zealand, with Michael McCullum to visit his unemployed sister in a parallel world. But, in this world, there is no unemployment benefit. The unemployed have to live on the street and rely on the city mission and begging for food.… Read More

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Comments: 3

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The Booksie Classic House

Little Peach is a story about overcoming adversity. A premature baby girl is born to parents who don't care for her properly, an incredibly selfish mother and an alcoholic father. This story takes you through the first few years of her life, and how her experiences molded her to… Read More
Poverty is a structural problem created by economic thinking errors and institutional poverty traps, revealed and discussed in detail in this book. Neff argues that America is a welfare state. The working poor are a social problem created by politics. The low minimum wage does not support a most… Read More

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The Moon and the Shadow is a book based on true life story, combinations of real life experiences and imagined aspect of the writer's work and relationships. It's not the conventional love stories you are familiar with, it's how ordinary connections become an eternal fellowship. It's a story you… Read More
In this article I am raising awareness for the UNDP's 17 Global Goals to end poverty! Read More

Poem / Non-Fiction

April 02, 2018

Tags: poverty, slum

Poem / Poetry

March 15, 2018

A man gets a helping hand is unsure to take this kind gesture. Read More
a child best friend is incapacitated. a family member promises to help. the aid turns out unexpected. . Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

An essay describing a personal experience of mine, along with the lesson behind it. Read More

Book / Other

December 10, 2017

Reads: 222

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This is a project I started at the beginning of the year. It is about a fictional character Eric Vandermore who goes through life not realizing he is a prodigy. Many people see his differences as strengths but no one is able to take him away from a life… Read More
My goal is to explain through each miracle in my life why I feel that God's presence dwells with me and how he has blessed me since I was born. All stories are inspired by the truth though some details may be altered because I simply do not recall… Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 19, 2017

I wrote this poem from the perspective of a homeless child. Read More

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Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

feeling emotionally unstable . . . Read More
There was one particular day in my life that I will never forget. I had an interaction with a homeless man. It wasn't uncommon for where I lived, because there were many homeless people in the city. We went to a local restaurant and he told me his story.… Read More
This was a short story task for a creative writing class I took. The task was to include a lullaby of some kind in the story and have it recited by a character. I chose to write about the possible effects of outsourcing in certain communities and how it… Read More

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