be poor

See: lack
References in classic literature ?
The king then took pity on him, and said, 'You shall be poor no longer.
I am poor but honourable....One can be poor and honourable," I muttered.
"You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace."
People born into poverty are more likely than others to be poor when they get older because their life chances were undermined at an early age.
Romero had taught them that it was not God's will that men and women should be poor. Despite others wanting to blame God, through Romero's example the survivors understood that God does not desire suffering for the poor.
They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer.