Theme: Poverty

Child Poverty

“I wish a wave will come take me
out to the sea, and I wish I were
a mermaid with a rock of my own."
The girl of twelve smiled as not
quite believing her dream.
From the favela in Rio, not much
going for her, a petty thief or
a prostitute, her choices are few.
Let her dream of a rock and hope
become true one day soon.


More By  :  Jan Oscar Hansen

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Comments on this Poem

Comment thank you Padmaja Lyengar

04-May-2013 10:26 AM

Comment Very touching! Very poignant!

Padmaja Iyengar
04-May-2013 01:23 AM

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