Belt of Misery (Cinturón de miseria) ~ (Caracas, Venezuela)

Caracas, Venezuela

Arriving in Caracas late at night

I saw a sea of little lights

Like Christmas time it was

The next day, in daylight

What a rude awakening I had

When I saw the shantytowns

Called “Cinturón de miseria

Belt of misery”

Surrounding the city

All those improvised shacks

High up the face of the mountain

Deprived from everything

From where the poor literally drop dead

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