Poverty – Blog Action Day by Raymond A. Foss
Poverty, the lack of drinking water,
famine, starvation, uninsured children, dying,
a pandemic of diseases with known cures
these are all crimes against humanity
far too often against children.
In a world with such wealth
connected by travel, by cable,
organization of nations
never should there be these conditions
on the fact of the earth
on the scale in which they exist.
This must be the first day
of the end of this history;
the first day of a sea change
where the world’s nations
will not tolerate this reality;
the first day when love replaces hate
where compassion replaces indifference
for all of our sakes.
October 15, 2008
Blog Action Day, poverty