It’s a shame fused with extreme pain,
Planks and zincs combined with
hammered nails.

When it rains
the water doesn’t sneak or creep,
it just barges through dozens
of holes.

Buckets and containers are placed
to collect it
so the furniture does not get ruined
by the rude intruder.

How hot weather boils
the dwellers within the shack,
money is lacking to buy a cooling fan
babies cry on their mothers’ backs
five family members live in
a one room shack.

Every child’s dream of buying a
brick house for the family gets
dissolved in the reality of life,
Now they’re stuck in the reality of poverty.