Category Archives: Poverty

These Hallowed Halls of Hope

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” –Neil Gaiman When I saw the theme of “At-Risk Youth” listed for November at The BeZine,  my first thought was how important libraries are … Continue reading

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~ Under ~

((September is an extra special month over at the BeZine. We are celebrating 100TPC (100 Thousand Poets for Change) in an effort to call awareness to global poverty.  In the words of one of the Co-founders for 100TPC, Michael Rothenberg … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, Food For Thought, Giving, Homelessness, Human Rights, Inspiration, Poetry, Poverty, Uncategorized, Veterans | 5 Comments

Bread as the face of God

How many times in your life have you been truly hungry? I don’t mean normal hunger that comes from skipping a meal or two, I mean the kind of hunger that causes a literal pain and gnawing in your belly. … Continue reading

Posted in Famine, Food, Food For Thought, Giving, Human Rights, Hunger, Life, Past Present and Future, Poverty | 2 Comments

Remembrance and Gratitude

November is a month of both remembrance and gratitude. Here in the United States we have Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving, but how often have you thought about them in the same context? What I mean is, how often have you … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Food, Food For Thought, Giving, Gratitude, Holidays, Homelessness, Hunger, Inspiration, Life, Politics, Poverty, Present, Thanksgiving, Veterans, War | 2 Comments

May 28th is Amnesty International Day

If you’re reading this right now, chances are good that you have heard the phrase, “First-World Problem”.  I find myself thinking this phrase more than I would like, but I count myself damned lucky that I’m even aware of what … Continue reading

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An amazing story for National Poetry Month!

I have been filled with all things poetry so far this month, and today I came across a story, quite unexpectedly, of a poet. People e-mail me interesting things, or share neat links with me on Facebook, and when they … Continue reading

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~ Lost and Found ~

(( This is a poem I wrote quite a while ago, but I was thinking about my post on homelessness and remembered this. I don’t know if it’s finished yet or not, but I still like it.)) Shards of shattered … Continue reading

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