Shar I'm lucky. I've never known what it's like. 000217
roxy i am poor enough to not own a car yet rich enough to have everyone at the bus stop staring at my portable cd player with envy. 000217
camille to me poor is being on the side of a road with no home,no friends,wondering when your next bath or meal will be there.

I have gone to bed with a hungry stomach as a child.

My father once said, and i am sure you've heard the statement...

"Poor is when you eat the putty out of the windows" :o)
I just went to bed hungry and left the putty alone. If being hungry wasn't bad enough. I didn't want to be colder that i was with a breeze blowing between window and crack...
datura in my city you know who is rich
and who is poor.
i live in the south side of town which makes me rich.
but all my neighbours say i'm poor.
the pill jesse is like that 010612
blaber mouth Poor is not a word its a way of life 020706
little fury bug
i've been there.

eating dinner by candlelight because we had to...not because it was nice. dinner came from cans. pushing and shoving to get a peek at the tv, the only tv in the neighborhood...those rare times when there was electricity. understanding what darkness and silence really meant....gave me something better to do. looking at the stars at night instead of a tv. in the middle of nowhere...it was all i knew at 7. it was all i needed to know, and i would have been ok. i knew more about life back then than i do know. having nothing but yourself and the bare necessities. surrounded by the richness of what you people would have considered nothing. poverty, you might have called it. i knew nothing, i had nothing, i was poor. but so wealthy in my understanding of what life really was. it was simple. i was happy.

then there was that day. i left it all behind for that "something better on the other side". i cried that day and for a hundred more after. someone once said to me...they've never seen such deep sadness on anyone's face--too deep a sadness for a young girl. that killed me.
kerry never had the fortune... [misfortune?] of experiencing poverty. i'm sure it could have made me a better person. i'll never know. 020706
Ahmad Mrs. Gupta told me about her childhood once. her story goes like this:

when i was young in India our family had no money because of a war in another country. We had nothing but a shop in Central India that had been shutterd up for many years. we desided to go and live in the shop because it was the only thing we had. For three years we strugled to make a living, but my family was the best family in the world and every day we would sit and smile and laff.
everybody in the vilage would have picnicks outside of the house because it was more comfortable to be outside. but we were poor and all we had were our cooking utensels, we used bannana laeves to sit on and as plates but the thing was, evern thoe we had the least food in the vilage, the other children would come to our picnic because of the amount of fun that we would have.
it does not take much to have fun, only people.

Mrs. Gupta told us about laffing, and how her family would all ssit round a table and just laff for 15 min after eating every day. she is a wonderfull woman.
minnesota_chris it's impossible to make good decisions when you're poor. Things like car insurance and medicine and necessary medical care aren't always possible. 030220
Halacious A I said I was poor cuz I didn't have any shoes to wear until I saw a man with no feet! 030705
Halacious A I grew up poor because of the decisions my father made. I grew up poor because of drug and alcohol addiction. I grew up poor because my father was too screwed up to realize that he had 7 starving kids and a pregnant wife. 030705
Halacious A Old chinese proverb:
An easy life teaches nothing. Ponder that one!
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I give them to you, no returns! *crosses fingers* =O
Colonel Sanders means spending most of your money on cigarettes and beer instead of food. Sure you get fucked up but after the dust settles you wanna curl up and die 040913
olive pobre in spanish means poor.
when i took spanish class we read a book called: "pobre ana."
in the book ana no tiene un casa grande.
y no tienemuchos ropas.
ellas padres no le da ella dinero.
so she went to mexico as an exchange student.
when she was there she learned that most people in mexico had fewer clothes than she.
some of them lived in one room houses.
and some parents didn't have money at all.
in the US one might qualify as poor if they don't have a lot of clothes and don't have a big house and don't have money handed to them from their parents.
que es pobre?
pobre es relative.
what's it to you?
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