Reviews for the poor
PoisndNarcissus chapter 1 . 4/23/2008
recycle rhymes chapter 1 . 4/19/2008
wow that is a powerful message. love the last stanza. keep on going!
PhoenixPhilosophy chapter 1 . 4/19/2008
powerful and so true. You bring up a great point. It makes me feel ashamed that many times i'm one of those people that "erases the faces." But this poem reminded me too look them in the eye. thanks.
glimpses from an ivory tower chapter 1 . 4/19/2008
Wow, this is an amazing piece. So vividly written, a sharply cynical, bitter commentary on society, but entirely true. It reminds me of how the government has claimed to reduce hunger by classifying more people who would typically be called "hungry" as "food-insecure." That's a gentler term for "scrounging lunches out of garbage cans so you can eat today," isn't it?

Unfortunately, people are determined to put their blinders (or sunglasses on) and pretend that the conditions around them don't exist.

The ending was spot-on, but I loved the second stanza best.