Study the scars

raised and raw

Excluded needing embrace

a silent tribute

Hear the cries

desperate and clear

acute whimpering beckons

a soft plea

Taste the tears

spilled and spilled again

urgent needs revealed

a call to action

And on this day, participation

the savory scent of a new day

dances on the winds

of change

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17 October

photo: Pexels

prompts: Poets on a Page, Five Minute Friday/Write 31 Days, #Poetteer Chat, WP Daily Post


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