Poverty stories, books, poems, and more

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Book / Other

December 10, 2017

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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

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

Poem / Other

November 07, 2017

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mean streets Read More

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Comments: 2

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feeling emotionally unstable . . . Read More

Short Story / Non-Fiction

October 11, 2017

Reads: 22

Shelves: 1

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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

Poem / Other

October 11, 2017

Reads: 42

Comments: 3

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Tags: death, hunger, poverty

Reads: 32

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

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Short Story / Memoir

September 11, 2017

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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
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

Reads: 27

Comments: 1

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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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Comments: 1

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Tags: poverty

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
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