Wednesday, September 26, 2012

POVERTY AND DISEASE.


Hand in hand they walk,

Indivisible, impossible to tell apart

A terror to many

wrecking havoc along their path.



Without gun or sword

Without bomb or bullet

They strike!

A deadly duet.



They can't exist in isolation

A weird symbiosis

Needing each other to exist

Crippling a nation's resources.



A mother loses her child

They lurk in the shadows, grinning

A child loses his mother

They are salivating.



What can be done?

To rid the world of these two

Unfortunately, the answer lies

In the hands of a privileged few.




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6 comments:

  1. That image is heartbreaking; your words are poignant.

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    1. Thank you Carrie, I can't begin to imagine the story behind that image.

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  2. Oh Dr E the image is harrowing and has brought tears to my eyes.

    And the privileged few has a lot to answer for...how can they sleep at night? Power and money often blind leaders to the plight of their people...out of sight is out of mind.

    Anna :o[

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  3. I have come back to this post countless times-sometimes in my reader, other times in my mind. The image blurs, words unreadable. You have written a good thing here. Where can I share it?

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    1. Wow, thank you Lynda, you can share it anywhere you deem fit.

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