girl in blue

United States

just someone looking to write their place into this world.

Message to Readers

The socioeconomic divide is a topic that is very close to my heart, as I have witnessed it first hand. It is an ugly and awful thing, and it is sadly one of the most overlooked issues of our time. Treating people differently because of their wealth or status is wrong, and I think that is a really important message for people to hear. Thanks so much for reading, have a good day :)

us vs. world

April 20, 2021

What I wouldn't give
                To live in a world
Where people fell in love
                Not with money, but with minds

our love is strong, like a diamond
                 only we can destroy


How could a place
                 As beautiful as this
Allow itself to be separated
                 By the socioeconomic divide

our love is beautiful, a self portrait of justice
                  and we draw it proudly


Why do we let ourselves
                  Be less than our worth
And more than our character
                   Becoming puppets of nature

our love is kind, softly whispering its name
                    but we can hear it, loud and clear


Is it really that hard
                    To see ourselves as equal
To feel as beautiful
                    As the life we are

our love is wild, recklessly crossing the barriers we set
                    no holding back


Are the lines between us
                    Really so thick
That we can't erase
                    What history has written

our love is free, like a songbird at dawn
                    whistling its tune


What I wouldn't give
                    To live in a world
Where the the dollar bills in our hand mean less
                    And the words in our heart mean more

in our heart-space resides love
                    for love is us, and we are love 

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2 Comments
  • aalawrites

    What an interesting, yet relevant, topic to write a poem about! Last year in English my class watched Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream. As an Australian, it was so shocking to watch how the "middle class" is becoming non-existent in America, and the rich just get richer and the poor get poorer. Don't get me wrong, there is poverty in Australia as well as some pretty wealthy people, but we have a big middle class.
    Anyways, I think you've written a wonderful poem!


    about 1 year ago
  • Minerva

    My favorite line: What I wouldn't give
    To live in a world
    Where people fell in love
    Not with money, but with minds

    our love is strong, like a diamond
    only we can destroy
    Great job, and good luck!!!


    about 1 year ago