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The poor man's cry Printable Version PRINTABLE VERSION
by Daniel N Thomas, Liberia Feb 20, 2009
Rights of the Poor , Human Rights , Globalization   Poetry


The poor man's cry We can’t reject their constant pleas,
Betrayed by time, we bear their suffering with no hope.
Our children are taken as slaves
And ceaselessly toil, enriching their dinner tables.
In their house of justice we are denied the very fruit for which we labored:
Equal rights and privileges.

“Where are they?” the poor man cries,
“Where are the taxes we paid from years of labor?”
“Where are the votes we gave that made the great?”
“Where is the development they promised?”
“Oh, where are they?” the poor man cries.

In their prisons our children rot for lack of lawyers,
From their schools our children are dropped as tuition rises,
And in the market buildings our tables are burnt.
All because they claim we dirty the city,
The very city we toiled to make visible.

This is our day-to-day life;
These are our constant fears.
We pray and cry for a future for our children,
And strive for a common place where truth can be disseminated
And justice meted out to all.
This is our cry.

Picture, Hope, light and support, by Eugeniu Graur.



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Writer Profile
Daniel N Thomas

I am Nuxe Daniel Thomas, a Liberian, age 28, and a practicing writer. I am the founder and president of the Sustainable Program for the Education and Ability of Kids (SPEAK).

I am also a student of the Stella Maris Polytechnic institution and a practicing architect by profession.

I love writing and inspiring others in times of great worries. I have written several poems, essays and a pending book entitled “The Agonies of a Child.” This book is based upon my experience as a child in my family circle and in the civil war that lasted for more than a decade in our country.

I love and respect the views of others.

peace | Sep 23rd, 2011
Hello My name is Miss.Peace , I saw your profile today and was moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address (peace300mbaye@yahoo.co.in) so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am i look forward to receiving your mail soon yours friend Peace

Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri | May 24th, 2009
I think it's a good piece of work you got here!

The poor man's cry
ajitha nayar k | May 20th, 2009
Very touching. But, I hope your organization can work towards making alittle difference in the lives of the poor man and may you have the strength to work continiously and persistantly towards your goal .

Yashoda | May 24th, 2009
Yeah its relly touchy!!!

sambo | Jun 15th, 2012
HELLO My name is miss favour, I am interested in your friendship, I would also like to know about you. I want you to send a mail so I can give you my picture for you to know who I am. I think we go from here. I await your e-mail favour40good@yahoo.com (Remeber the distance or color does not matter but love to much in life) Please answer me. thanks,favour40good@yahoo.com favour

Hi, I am helen
yak | Jun 10th, 2013
Hi, I am helen how are you,hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health. I went through your profile and I read it and took interest in it,please if you don't mind I will like you to write me on this ID(helenyak11@yahoo.com)hope to hear from you soon,and I will be waiting for your mail because I have something VERY important to tell you. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever believe this would ever happen. I never expected to fall so deeply in love so fast. It all started after reading profile first. Lots of love helen

Hello dear
joy | Jan 2nd, 2014
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