Poverty Poetry by Jenn Spice
My friend Jenn is a poet, and not very good with tech.
So occasionally I will publish her poetry here on Medium to give it a chance to be received by someone other than just me. Here it is, it’s called Open Minds:
Needy. Poverty. Poor:
are words people abhor; we’re: skint, or we’re broke;
brassic, no peas;
out of dosh; need a note; things are tight;
a bit tricky; where’s a quid? and, I quote:
“money’s too tight to mention,”
in many a home,
not enough to go round; no chance of a loan; phone’s on the fritz;
UC actioned a sanction; “we all gotta eat!”
Food Banks pop-up; volunteers,
bridge lack of action…
by those holding coin; sat on mountains of waste;
shame on the system! make change, now,
with much haste. Jenn Spice 23.11.21 for Raising Voices, Changing Minds, Ending Poverty.
“Shame on the system”. Indeed.