The Poor


How poor are those

who have no goods


who starve in hunger

without good food


yet poorer those

who fall through cracks


whose basic knowledge

sorely lacks


to whom words fail

who cannot write


to whom ideas

hold no delight


so sad are those

described indeed


the poorest those

who cannot read.





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jennifer Malden

Tue 12th Feb 2019 17:53

This is very sad. I really couldn't bear not to be able to read especially - I think I can remember (I was 4) when my Mum taught me to read, and I suddenly realised I could read whole sentences - not just C A T. A moment of intense joy. Black Beauty was the book - can anyone else remember that?


Sat 9th Feb 2019 06:59

d. when I worked with the MOD a few years ago, apparently almost a third of the new intake could not read or write!


We must also remember that teachers are only allowed to teach what they told to teach... and how they must teach it.

We need to look at who is setting the curriculum for these 'poor' kids.



Fri 8th Feb 2019 14:07

Blessed are the teachers d.

Great poetic justice.
To be able to read and write can right all the wrongs

Indeed the pen is mightier than the sword.

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