About Poverty

Abandoned Love

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We seek for love,
We seek for care,
Our innate feature,
But love has vanished.
It slowly flew away from us.
Left in the cold blizzard,
Seeking for love.
They pretend for their necessities,
But they wouldn’t look back,
As it is over.
Then the blizzard come again.
A guy with receipts walk by,
Face of love,
Feeling of hate,
Heart of despair.
People laid on the road,
Stoned and pale,
Nobody cares, maybe some,
To take videos,
And tell the world,
By just a click.
Then the corpses left there,
With even colder hearts,
We must seek for the love,
We have lost long time ago,
Unless we want to be abandoned.
From where we live

Analysis of the poem

The poem ‘Abandoned love’ has lots of bizarre meanings. The purpose and function of the poem is a confession. I wanted to confess about the vicious reality writing this poem. It is said ‘We seek love, we seek care’ shows that we are really in need of love and care now, as more the society develops, the care and love between people vanish. The organization of the poem is a free verse poem, as there is no any specific structure in the poem and it has no rhyming and consistent syllables. The literary devices used are ‘tone’ and ‘personification’. The tone used is despair. The poem basically is about the vicious and egoistic view of the world, and it is described unfortunate and sorrowful. The other literary device used is personification. ‘But love has vanished, it slowly flew away from us’. Obviously, love can’t really fly, but it is used to show that it has disappeared. The word ‘fly’ is used because we couldn’t really see it vanishing. The theme is ‘Egoism’, the whole poem discussed about the seriousness of egoism of today’s society. It is mentioned the ‘face of love, feeling of hate, heart of despair’ to show that people only work kindly to earn their own earnings, but inside they show hatred of people.


I want to sleep,
But I can’t,
Counting sheep,
Still can’t.

I dream,
With a bottle of pills.
But it’s just a rim,
Of a bottle of ills.

Brighter the screen,
Blurrier to be seen.
Stronger the wind blow,
Desolate journey continue to flow.

Analysis of the poem

The poem ‘Insomnia’ has a simple meaning. The purpose and function of the poem is an escape. I wanted to describe as an escape from the insomnia writing this poem. It is said ‘I want to sleep, but I can’t’ shows the two different views from the readers. One is a humorous view, and the other is a rather depressing view. The organization of the poem is a quatrain poem, as there is specific structure in the poem and it has rhymes every 2 lines, and there 4 lines structure for every stanza. The literary devices used are ‘mood’ and ‘metaphor’. The mood used is restless. The poem basically is about a guy who can’t sleep, and it has lots of tiring and restless mentions such as ‘desolate journey continue to flow’. Furthermore, the other literary device is ‘metaphor’, I wrote ‘stronger the wind blow’ basically describe insomnia as the strong wind. Insomnia is nothing like strong wind, however both of those harass us, but we can’t touch them or see them. The theme is ‘Insomnia’, the whole poem discussed about the problem of insomnia. It is mentioned the ‘Brighter the screen, blurrier the screen’ to show that people often can’t really make sleep, and use their phones, or portable televisions in the bed. As it is dark, and it is not clear to see the bright screen.


Oh! She was in a prison waiting to be set free,
Her sins made from the outside to be cleaned,
Waiting to be judged by the flow of water,
Shower, oh, Shower!

She was like a lion after hunting and feasting,
The melodious song to be sung with,
Then the storm of the warm hug finishes,
Shower, oh, Shower!

The drought has stopped after the rainfall,
The rainfall continued until just a pull,
Aesthetic flower grow upon the skin,
Shower, oh, Shower!

Analysis of the poem

The poem ‘Shower’ is basically telling humorous but deep meanings to the readers. The purpose and function of the poem is the therapy. It provides a relaxing and pleasant thinking of showering to the readers and me. The organization of the poem is a ballad poem. There are no consistent rhyming or syllables, however, it is like a music lyrics, having some of repetitions and a bit of storytelling. The literary devices used are ‘repetition’ and ‘analogy’. As it is a ballad poem, not necessary, but some of the repetitions are used. For example the phrase ‘Shower, oh, shower!’ is used thrice in the poem. Also there is an analogy in the poem, ‘She was like a lion after hunting and feasting.’ Lion after hunting and feasting gives an imagery of a very filthy and dirty looking beast, and it was basically used to describe being very messy before showering. The theme is ‘purification’, the whole poem discussed about a girl being clean after being dirty in the past. However, it has a deep meaning inside its external one. As it is shown ‘Oh! She was in a prison waiting to be set free’, that’s meaning how someone is depressed in the past. On the contrary, ‘Aesthetic flower grow upon the skin’ meaning that one has been gotten rid of their depression, or other difficulties. It gives a message that one needs to have a break or relaxing moments in their life, not always sticking with their work and routines


Rained every day, just looking for a sunny day,
What will thy god say?

Every time new background takes place,
Have to adapt in a fast pace.

Just looking to be the heir of the throne,
Looking until the breakage of bone.

Upon a yellow medal so soft to feel,
And an asking price for such a grand deal.

Sweat watered down, pooled like rivulets on the floor,
A soldier back from the war, battered and sore,

Standing tall as a mammoth, the anthem sung
The joy so sweet, he could taste it on his tongue

Analysis of the poem

The poem ‘Desire’ describes about the Olympic as a player’s perspective. The purpose and function of the poem is an expression. I wanted to express about a sports players’ desire. It is said ‘A soldier back from the battlefield, battered and sore’ shows that players are really desperate and passionate for the victory in the games. The organization of the poem is a couplet poem, as there is s specific structure in the poem. It has rhyming every lines in the stanzas, there are only two lines in one stanza. The literary devices used are ‘rhymes’ and ‘simile’. There are lots of rhyming used in this poem as it is a couplet. There are 6 stanzas with 2 lines with rhymes at the end. For example, ‘Just looking to be the heir of the throne, looking until the breakage of bone’.

The words ‘throne’ and ‘bone’ rhymes. Also, there is a simile in the poem, such as ‘Standing tall as a mammoth’. It basically describes the victorious player standing on the podium. Obviously the player who wins the gold, will be standing on the highest point of the podium, and it is described as mammoth because it is tall, and so is the victorious player on the podium. The theme is ‘Desire for dream’, the whole poem discusses about the Olympic player’s desire for the medal. As this can also be referred to other people’s desire. There are always rainy days in a year. In this case rainy days symbolize the hard time a person face in their life. However, if one tries hard to get rid of them and try their best for their dream, there will surely be a sunny day at the end. That’s the basic story of the poem.


We are stuck in a prison with many of the ones who are guilty, But they don’t know why, no one knows the reason.
We are punished everyday with harsh tortures,
Every one of us question ourselves, why? Oh why?
Pressured by the ones who are called our ‘parents?’

But no one answers, even the ones who should know the reason, We focus, we try, we walk, we run, and we fly.
In every hour, every minute, every second.
Longly been waiting to be released on the graduation day.
Though we did not have any trial, conviction, nor testimonies.

Analysis of the poem

The poem ‘Students’ talk about a very serious subject. The purpose and function of the poem is a sanctuary. It talk about a student who need a sanctuary from the torture of studying. The organization of the poem is a light verse poem, as there is no specific structure in the poem. However, this poem is extremely brief and it is described about a serious topic. The literary devices used are ‘symbol’ and ‘hyperbole’. In the second lines of second stanza, it is said ‘we focus, we try, we walk, we run, and we fly. In this line, there are some motions which seems regardless to students studying. However, those motions symbolizes how hard students study these days. Also, the word ‘prison’ in the first one symbolizes schools. Moreover, the hyperbole is used in ‘We are punished everyday with harsh tortures’ as studying can’t really be a torture. The theme is ‘torture’, this poem can also be referred to the other people, not students. For example, it can also be torture to those business men who work every day. However, it is also important how we get rid of that, which is the message of this poem.

Love after love

The time will come
When, with elation
You will greet yourself arriving
At your own door, in your own mirror
And each will smile at the other’s welcome,

And say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was yourself.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
To itself, to the stranger who has loved you?

All your life, whom you ignored
For another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

The photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

This poem is written by DErek walcott. The reason why i chose this poem is that it has really a good recognization and interpretation of love. The poem basically tell the reader as a speaker how sweet it is to have someone you love. How different one’s life is with and without life. The poem has no rhyming and consistent syllables. There are also inconsistent numbers of lines in every stanza.

POverty in 21th century

It’s the 21st century
The media displays it day and night,
Poverty across the globe lies
Poverty cries out from the belly of little boys
Little girls, parents too
Desperately searching for food,
Shelter, clothing, for love,
Companion, for attention
Those with plenty, refuse
To amend, a world haunted by

Is poverty affecting the rich?
Are their poverty the same
As the poor in financial constrains?
For they, too, poverty of love
I see poverty in the learned
I see poverty in those whose
Selfish acts are destroying society.
I see poverty in all level of humanity

The world is still an imperfect place
Yet life is still beautiful, the wind
Blows, we see it not, give thanks
For what you possess, now go,
Help if you can along the way,
Help to eradicate poverty
In your surrounding, widen
Your boundary across your
Country, to nations of the world.

Help to fight poverty, now!

this poem has a theme of poverty, and discuss about the seriousness about it. i chose this poem because i know how it feels to be in poverty. It is definitely not a pleasant thing to be in poverty. In this poem, it says about the suffer people in poverty nowadays, as it is said to be 21th century. it is written by Winston Harding. This poem has no rhyming or special numbers of syllables. It basically is a free verse poem

What is school like?

School is like a prison
We can’t leave,

School is like an island
We are all trapped,

School is like a pie
It is good at first until you reach the crust,

School is like a toilet
It is full of germs,

School is like a salad
You have to put something on it to make it better,

School is like a stupid cat
It never dies,

School is like a garbage truck
It smells, it’s big and you can here it from a mile away,

School is like a baby
It always needs your attention,

School is like a shark
It just keeps chasing,

School is like going to jail.

school’, and mostly has negative view of it. It interprets well as a student’s perspective, and gives a lot of analogy and examples of them. It is written by the poet Jacob Gifford, and the reason why i chose this poem is mostly because of him. Hemade lots of poems which intrigued me. This poem has no rhhymings mostly. it has 2 lines in every stanza, which thus look like a couplet poem. However, there are no consistent rhyming betweem stanzas.

Black hole in my chest swallows all my best intentions
And the fear of loneliness hurts worse than ever experiencing it Trying to constantly create this facade of nothingness
Best disguise I’ve ever produced
Trying to hide behind my own face in order to distinguish
Needing a place in your shallow world
And struggling against the grain
I end up swimming in the same pool
The same circle again and again
Hoping for a way out
Or better yet a way in
Make me weak in the knees
Silly in the brain, that’s what I’m sick of having to feign
Relinquish your soul for a bit attention
The gift I’m willing to give
A sacrifice might be a better word to describe my cold heart’s intentions Struggling to break free, Struggling to be, Struggling to never need Your acceptance

this poem discuss about a very serious theme. This talk about the current society, how people show no love and care between each other and how they disguise and fake themselves to get rid of loneliness. However it is basically a same cycle a person faces, it goes the same no matter how people try.This poem is written by lauren miller, and i chose this poem because it makes the reader a deep thinking about the theme.


Time, the thief of life,
Time, an unwinnable fight,
Time, brings the work of death,
Time, brings a newborn’s breath.

Time, brings couples together,
Time, keeps love going forever,
Time, an instrument of healing,
Time, it can be revealing.

Time, brings us wrongs and rights,
Time, brings all humans fright,
Time, can be good or bad,
Time, makes us happy and sad…
Time, ‘this what gives life meaning,
Time, ‘this oh so demeaning,
Time, our memories it will rinse,
Time, for it’s the world’s balance.

This poem basically talks about the topic ‘time’. It may look like it has rather simple meaning compared to other poems. HOwever, it has a really deep meaning. it shows how important time is in a person’s life. It has much deeper meaning than it might have beem seemed like. It can simply end a person’s life. it is written by the poet, josepth walter duggan. The reason why i chose this is that this poem gives a deep thinking of the poet about the sbject time, and i agree with most of those lines about it.

Work Citation Page

Walcott, Derek, ‘Love After Love’, Poem Hunter, Poem Hunter, 2003, 15th February 2014 Harding, Winston, ‘Poverty in 21th century’, Poem Hunter, Poem Hunter, 2011, 15th February 2014 Gifford, Jacob, ‘What is school like?’, Poem Hunter, Poem Hunter, 2008, 15th February 2014 Miller, Lauren, ‘Society’, Poem Hunter, Poem Hunter, 2010, 15th February 2014 Duggan, Joseph, ‘Time’, Poem Hunter, Poem Hunter, 2008, 15th February 2014

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