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A MILLION COINS
by John W Townsend

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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4 TO 5 CHILDREN WILL DIE IN THE TIME IT TAKES TO READ THIS POEM. THE REASON, THEY HAD MALNUTRITION.

I am poor

I am rich

I am not sure

either or each,

yet if I am

one or the other

does that really matter?

A poor child finds pleasure

in a bowl of rice

feeling so warm

keeps them alive,

a million of coins

they could not eat

and for it there would be

no peace.

A rich child eats well

scrapes leftovers from their plate

complains if the food

is not to their taste,

 a million coins

will not keep them alive

they will grow old

and die.

I am poor

I am rich

if your not sure

stop and think. 

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