Poverty stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Poetry

May 22, 2022

Reads: 98

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Reflections on poverty. Read More

Tags: poverty

When Jonas and 3 friends form Vertillion, the band becomes a huge success among the indie scene. With lyrics that call to those at the bottom of the food chain, the band's popularity reaches new heights. But the boys soon discover fame has its price. Read More
How the financial sector drives up inflation Read More
A nice woman becomes upset by the strange and sadistic behaviour of her dysfunctional neighbours. Read More
Born into British poverty, this is the story of my father's struggles to change his world, and give his children a chance in life Read More

Article / Non-Fiction

February 12, 2022

Reads: 149

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

An article that looks at the growing disaffection of people towrds government Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 03, 2022

Pharsalia, or Civil War, is also the title of a poem by Lucan, written sometime around the time of Christ — about the civil war between Julius Caesar and the Roman Senate. “All wars are civil wars.” All empires mark our own triumph and defeat. The footprints of all these… Read More

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Liana Vulin, daughter of a mother stricken with cancer, and a missing father. A town struck down by poverty. Curiously handsome housing inspector, hidden portals, and a link to her missing father? Could it be? Read More

Reads: 288

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Came across the old photo of a woman selling her children during the Depression, and this came to my mind. Read More

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Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I never expected to tackle this subject so fully, but here we are. I had a couple of little prompts that made me think it was worth giving it a shot. Read More

Tags: poverty, africa

The War on Drugs resulted in endless misery and bloodshed. Legalise them. Remind yourself of alcohol prohibition. Learn from history. Look at the corruption. The poverty. The way we treat the original inhabitants of this country... Socrates was right. You'd kill him again too. Read More

Tags: drugs, war, misery, poverty, on

A beautiful young woman from a large family agrees to marry a much older rich man to save her family from poverty. Read More
Not wanting her father to drag her into illegal bussines, Asya runs away from her old life and reaches a very poor settlement. Together with her friend Emil, she will want to change something that everyone has given up on and give people around her faith in the future. Read More
it is an exposition of unsustainable development in many emerging economies Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 18, 2020

A short poem I wrote about the passing of my step-son's biological father and the errosion of our relationship. Read More
These are excerpts from an article originally published on The Telegraph. Here is the link for the full thing: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/people-will-die-within-months-lebanon-heads-famine-pandemic/ Read More

Reads: 384

Comments: 7

Shelves: 3

The Feminist Circle House

This is a rant, not an article that details all the problems we face and their reasons. I don't have enough knowledge to write the latter, but this has covered nearly everything on my mind. Please note that in the 6th paragraph where I mention problems in the West, I… Read More
My experience growing up poor in small town America. Read More
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