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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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:icondelice1941:
Delice1941 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Tommy your social issue poems always make us pause for thought:rose:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks delice
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
:iconheartcandleplz:
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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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:icontommyboywood:
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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:icontommyboywood:
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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:iconangelenroute:
angelenroute Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Writer
great poem
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks
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TheArtfulDodger1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
:'( Awww. I feel very sorry for her.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's fictional but how many are nameless and faceless to us, yet their struggle continues
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:iconthesoullesschild:
TheSoullessChild Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Tom this is wonderful I couldn't agree more.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Azerbaijani-heartatt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
I fell an overwelming greif and hate myself for being selfish. I'm wasting money on devaint art. but great poem you should send it to a organization that helps them.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for reading
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:iconsmalltownsillygal:
smalltownsillygal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know how it is...
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How so?
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:iconsmalltownsillygal:
smalltownsillygal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 I find Imelda so much close to my mum's childhood life. Don't wanna discuss it. 
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I understand.  Thanks as always for support. You can always note me. :)
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:iconsmalltownsillygal:
smalltownsillygal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. You're incredibly blessed, you deserve it! :) 
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd love to see you do another in the likes of "Rapunzel"  no pressure. :)
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:iconsmalltownsillygal:
smalltownsillygal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay. I'll try my best :hug: 
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think most American's take a lot of what they have for granted especially the rich ones. I pray for people like Imelda every night, I pray that God will work through us to end hunger so that these people won't have to suffer anymore.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i take comfort in these verses: Psalm 72: 12-14
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