Inequality Poem – Castoffs

inequality poem - Castoffs

Castoffs is an inequality poem, a reflection on inadequate wages and the financial imbalances that exist everywhere. Castoffs – Inequality Poem Christmas 2015, his Mom is wearing a brand-new posh frock, her gleaming smile masks the stench of castoffs, the stink that appals the follicles in your nose when you step into a charity shop…

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#fightinequality, #BDS, #endpoverty

Whatever criticism you may have of social media, platforms like Facebook and Twitter have been instrumental campaigning tools for many charities and activist groups. Hashtags have provided a focal point for those fighting for change and seeking justice. #fightinequality, #BDS, #endpoverty are examples of how online campaigns can gather momentum and bring about real and…

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Trashcan Humans

The don’t haves have a hard time in this world. This is poem calling on all trashcan humans to revolt. I confess I am a trashcan human. You, lying in the gutter – revolt! You, struggling to pay bills – revolt! You, lacking food and water – revolt! You, beaten half to death – revolt! You,…

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The Rise and Rise of Prejudice

Prejudice   Respect Coloured people, you’re worthless! Foreign people, you’re despicable! Poor people, you’re animals! Coloured people show me your shades. Foreign people teach me your ways. Poor people join me at my table. Fat people don’t go out! Disabled people lock yourselves away! Spotty people hide! Fat people show off your curves! Disabled people teach…

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The Art of Giving and Taking – Fair Exchange World

Just giving without receiving is just as bad as receiving without giving. In all human relations, a fair and balanced exchange of all things provides balance and harmony. There’s an art in giving and taking. This applies to the material as much as the emotional, as a natural balance of giving and taking is a…

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First World Poverty – The Ever-Widening Wealth Gap

Be it London, Paris or New York, there are plenty of poor people living in our midst. Many of them are homeless, while others just about manage in low-paid employment or on state benefits. But why is the gap between the haves and the have-nots ever widening? Why are the rich getting richer and the…

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