Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hunger!


Rummaged around he,
 The little boy for a morsel
Of bread or something edible
To answer the call of his hungry belly.

“Ha! Here lies well a bin of litters 
Behind this hotel big and high,
Sure here I can satiate myself
 My hunger much hindering me.”

Within no time dashed his legs
 To the destination,found
Like a glider through the air
And  tracked food his hope there.

  The leftovers of some persons'
 food sumptuous, his mind with yen filled,
 His  eyes eager glittered and
  Mouth gluttonous watered.

When drew out he, his upper limbs
To fetch the victual found in bin
Like a wind wild, to the spot
A cat came running to filch it.

The sodden cheeks with burns of tears,
 The poor when wiped with rags,
 A person elderly with mercy in mind
Lent him a parcel of palatable items.



sarala


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53 comments:

  1. Very sad. Tamil poet Subramania Bharathi wrote in one of his poem and I translate it: If there is no food for any single individual in this world, we should destroy this universe.

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    1. Yes,true. the natural resources are for every creature. Thank you,SG.

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  2. That was quite a one filled with pathos.

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  3. This is touching ... very well portrayed !!!

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  4. Your words tugged my heart Sarala, hunger can drive people to desperation...

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  5. a sad but touching tale, thanks for sharing :)

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  6. quite emotion behind these lines...to see any human suffer, be sick or go hungry is rather heart breaking to me....

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  7. This is a very sad tale...to be THAT hungry! I am glad that in the end he was fed by someone who took mercy.

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  8. Sad and heart wrenching but beautifully written piece.

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  9. So poignant! Sadly, all too true a reality for many hungry children. The cat should have shared, but I am thankful for the elderly person, who came to help.

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  10. Your poem is a strong reminder that kids can be that hungry. I am glad someone gave him food in the end.

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  11. The poem manages to touch with the story, Although it relies on a very narrative form and rich language which you can't find much in contemporary poetry, at least in England, I think this is what makes it stand out.

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  12. Nice! Story-like...
    Though saddening...

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  13. Intriguing, and rather moving...

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  14. Touching one. The end is nice with at least palatable items in the fate...

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  15. Too true in this world. Too many people getting all and too few getting nothing. Spencer is Kanzensakura

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  16. Such sadness.. the truth is that there is enough food.. it's just about sharing..

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  17. Poignant yet beautiful.
    Well penned!

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  18. There is enough food
    in the world
    but nearly
    NOT enough
    Love particularly
    for those so-called
    folks committed
    to Loving
    neighbors
    as their self
    which certainly
    has no borders
    at
    ALL..:)

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  19. Very sad and powerful - unfortunate truth of have and have-nots painted skillfully

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  20. There was a man standing on the gazebo across from my shop yelling "hungry, hungry". I was shocked at how desperate he was so quickly filled a bag with food from our cupboard. But he was back the next day yelling again. I started to look for some more food when I heard him, "hungry, murder, hungry". Freaked me out! A form of Turrets maybe? I haven't fed him since. :/

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    1. Yes of course some frauds are there.But genuine ones aplenty are there.Thank you,darkangel.

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  21. So sad but unfortunately too true also. Well told.

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  22. Reminds me of something I read in a book. Good poem.

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