Power of Poverty

by James Weygandt

14″ x 14″ Fine Art Oil Painting 0n Premium Canvas


Painting throughout the day, JAMES WEYGANDT finds himself listening to his paintings. Some of his paintings are very boisterous, just as the oil flows from his brush, James will write a poem as he paints. As James was a painting Power of Poverty, James found a connection with this veteran of poverty. Serving many years in the military, then lived a full and happy life into his prime. Why then, are there so many veterans on the streets today looking for a meal or somewhere to sleep? James wants you to remember the power of poverty, so we can strive to reduce the amount of veterans living on the streets.  


we think those with nothing have not,
do they have not even a warm cot?
hungry, staring deep into the pot,
crossing paths of those that fought,
proud country then, now they rot,
like you and I, once a little tot,
growing up fast and dreaming a lot,
today their wish, “food easily bought,
never to forget what we’re taught,
helping those hurting, very distraught,
poverty opens our eyes to the thought,
if we fuel the spot, hunger’s a blot,
always remember this old man’s jot,
because it has a marvelous plot.