Poverty of soul

Murisopsis the poet of the week has asked us to write a poem of exactly 14 lines on poverty

Murisopsis’ prompt guidelines

Write a poem:

  1. Of exactly 14 lines;
  2. In any form or style; 
  3. On the topic of poverty(moral, financial, romantic, etc.).

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Wealth doesn’t makes us rich

Richness of the spirit and soul needed

Needs and wants vying with each other

Others dreaming of what we have

Have and have-not in a clear dichotomy

Dichotomy dividing the society

Society in disarray

Disarray of the soul

Souls deprived of true values

Values that give purpose to lives

Lives lived empty, in a moral vacuum

Vacuum that expands to envelope our beings

Our beings empty like deflated balloons

Wealth and riches are useless, if we have poverty of spirit

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Written for; W3 # 36, hosted by David

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58 thoughts on “Poverty of soul

  1. I agree with all the above comments. Your poem is deep and moving and I agree 100%. “Wealth and riches are useless, if we have poverty of spirit” Sadly the two usually pair up as a couple.

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      1. You are so right especially since most people don’t have money! When I was younger I memorized the Beatitudes in the Bible. “Blessed are the poor in spirit – not meant as you said it, but those who are humble – for they shall inherit the earth.”

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