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Little girl with baby dolls and rainbow colored ponies.
Mommy, daddy, puppy dogs make sure she's never lonely.
Candy canes and lollipops and sugar-coated treats.
Living in a wealthy land has made her life so sweet.

...and then there's Imelda

Little boy with GI Joe's and Lego's from the store.
Small town life with little league means that he's never bored.
Chocolate cake and ice cream too and friends to come and play.
Life for him means living free, here in the USA.

...and then there's Imelda

Living in a poorer land, she never has enough.
What she needs is food and drink, forget that other stuff!
Sanitation, clothes to wear, and education too.
Never feeling happiness, forever feeling blue.

...pray for Imelda

Gaze into those dark brown eyes and tell her you don't care.
Look at her, she's begging you with pleading, hungry stares!
Suffer all the precious ones who never get the chance,
to live life as it's meant to be, a joyful happy dance.
Millions of children go to bed hungry every night.  Is this acceptable to you...?

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Delice1941 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Tommy your social issue poems always make us pause for thought:rose:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks delice
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
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msimoneaux20 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's very sad, but also very true. It's a point that needs to be brought up every now and then. Thanks for sharing Tom, great job.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you Simon
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
No it not acceptable yet I know full well it's a setup Great work sir
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Your welcome
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angelenroute Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Writer
great poem
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks
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