Famous Poets and Poems:  Home  |  Poets  |  Poem of the Month  |  Poet of the Month  |  Top 50 Poems  |  Famous Quotes  |  Famous Love Poems

Back to main page Search for:

FamousPoetsAndPoems.com / Poets / Raymond A. Foss / Poems
Popular Poets
Langston Hughes

Shel Silverstein

Pablo Neruda

Maya Angelou

Edgar Allan Poe

Robert Frost

Emily Dickinson

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

E. E. Cummings

Walt Whitman

William Wordsworth

Allen Ginsberg

Sylvia Plath

Jack Prelutsky

William Butler Yeats

Thomas Hardy

Robert Hayden

Amy Lowell

Oscar Wilde

Theodore Roethke

All Poets  

See also:

Poets by Nationality

African American Poets

Women Poets

Thematic Poems

Thematic Quotes

Contemporary Poets

Nobel Prize Poets

American Poets

English Poets

Raymond A. Foss Poems
Back to Poems Page
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
View Raymond A. Foss:  Poems | Quotes | Biography | Books

Home   |   About Project   |   Privacy Policy   |   Copyright Notice   |   Links   |   Link to Us   |   Tell a Friend   |   Contact Us
Copyright © 2006 - 2010 Famous Poets And Poems . com. All Rights Reserved.
The Poems and Quotes on this site are the property of their respective authors. All information has been
reproduced here for educational and informational purposes.