by A Poets Handwriting aka ALISHA   Sep 24, 2012

Fires can burn and destruction be caused
But the lonely lives will not be endorsed

Floods can rampage and possessions float
But still the rich man will only just gloat

Famine can ravage and leave people starved
But no cheque book opened or name carved

Homelessness can be an issue and people freeze
But no hand in the pocket, even for a "please"

Diseased and dying, hospital patients need aid
But still the rich man won't still have paid

Funding needed for schools; education is needed
But no money received even if they'd pleaded

When the time comes for a lonely old rich man,
with a need for one single compassionate hand,
no one will be there. Maybe if he'd been kindly,
but the empty pockets of a rich man left him lonely.

By A. Sherden

*Club Song/Title Contest [Unused]


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  • 7 years ago

    by Marvellous

    The value of a rich man's wealth, lies within the needs it has met, and not the digits, it has left. Really beautifully rhymed out.

  • 7 years ago

    by Amy

    Alisha, this indeed holds a wonderful message. I'm not as good a critique/poet like you so all I could offer is my praise. The title caught my eye because I found it intriguing and different. Rich people most often have pockets filled with riches and it is peculiar to think of one with empty pockets. Very clever.

  • 7 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    This is a wonderful message, Alisha. There is chaos among the world, all kinds of destruction...along with homeless and starving people. Also with the problems with schools needed funded, as well as hospitals... You captured everything in this one poem. But yet... there are so many rich people throughout the world that look down upon us "little people" and won't pay a cent to help their country. Those people... I pity. They may have all the money in the world, however that is all they will have...and one day they will have to answer for that. Money doesn't equal happiness in my book.

    I can't express how much of a great message this is... but now... I'm off to read part two! :D

  • 7 years ago

    by Baby Rainbow

    This is such a touching poem, it holds so much deep situations and society issues that we face daily and see everywhere in the world and I loved your idea here in how to express this using 2 lines per each situation. This was done so well and made it unique. It flowed well because of the rhyme which made the message sink in stronger too.

    Excellent job. x

  • 7 years ago

    by Khalid

    Great message from you to the rich man asking help for the community. This is different from your previous poems and I strongly recommend it, cause all communities are in need of such thoughts to enhance the compassionate hands giving help. By such powerful messages the world will be rectified. Thank you for throwing the lights on these important points.