what lies 
beyond 
the vast 
divide 
that keeps 
us
from our 
brethren? 

why 
must there 
be a 
distinction: 
those who 
have, 
those who 
don't, 
the high 
and mighty, 
the poor 
and downtrodden? 

where 
is it 
written 
that only 
a few 
can be 
blessed 
while the 
bulk 
of humanity 
struggles and 
starves and 
tries 
to live?

Published by Midge K. Manlapig