Us ‘poverty’-stricken Maldivians

Us ‘poverty’-stricken Maldivians,
who bitch about the rising costs everyday,
but still find the means to buy a football jersey
worth Mrf. 500/- ..

Our fellow citizens who claim they barely get by,
and spend thousands of cash,
to tote the latest mobile phone,
fresh off the manufacturer’s rack,
& never seem to think twice about it ..

Us ‘poor’ Maldivians,
who claim to have no savings worth a dime,
but still find a way,
to be dressed in the latest fashion ..