Poverty, what it means to be human is three themes the twentieth-century poets Pablo Neruda, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Maya Angelou write about.

According to “The Men” by Pablo Neruda causes and effects of poverty is easy come and easy go. Pablo says that poverty is having the strength of waiting to what you want. He says “Misery always waiting with open arms.” I think that there is a time when you are in a position of having no money is when you do not exist in world, because you can not do anything with out money. Finally, Pablo is saying that you can not find a easy way to get money, you have to look hard to get a good job and have the luck. He says, “I have arrived here with all my baggage, bad luck and worse jobs.” I feel that everybody should have a chance to work if they want to survive with their life. Poverty is something everybody goes through and does not mean that who ever wants to work does not deserve a chance.

According to “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks, being human is having the rights to live. Gwendolyn says everyone that aborts has guilt and regrets that the decision they made was not worth it. She says, “You remember the children you got that you did not get.” I think that if you really did not want a baby and you know you would not be able to get help, why do you have a relationship in the first place? Finally, Gwendolyn is talking for other women or herself that they regret what they have done. If you did that it would not get off your mind; it will hurt you until you die. She says, “I have heard in the voices of the wind the voices of my dim killed children.” I feel that every woman that decides to abort is not anybody in the world. Women kill innocent babies who are not at fault. The babies did not decide to come in the world just to be killed.

According to “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, being human is having strength and independence. Angelou says that no matter what, you have to always keep your head up. She says. “You may trod me in the very dirt; But still, like dust, I will rise.” I feel the same way towards that what ever you want or no matter what, your head had to always be high. Finally, Angelou is saying to never give up, always have faith in you. She says, “You may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I will rise.” I feel that if someone does not want you in a position they know you are going to be good, just keep faith with you and have your head up.

Finally my main idea for this essay is that do not worry what people say about you. Have all the faith in you, never give up and you know if you do something wrong you will have regrets. There are a lot of things you can do be happy with your life. Be creative do something that would be worth it. Always have your head up to every consequence that comes.

Strength 6.9 of 10 on the basis of 1989 Review.