All It Takes

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A four part poem, each told from different points of view, all about the suffering of starvation.

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I can't remember the last time I ate, there's nothing in the cupboards.

Nothing can describe the hurting in my tummy, not any words.

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I don't know when I'll get my next meal. I'm only six.

Mommy's asleep again, holding her stinky white sticks.

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Everything hurts, and I feel so tired, but all I can do is lie here.

Oh, if only some food would suddenly appear.

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My teacher gave me sandwhich and I got to eat today.

But what about tommorow? or the next day?


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I can't hold a job, don't even have a place to call home,

Witha suitcase and sign, I beg for change for food and am forced to roam.

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Forced to depened on the charity of others, I don't always know if I get to eat every day.

Shelters and sanctuaries say they can't afford to let me stay more than a day.

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I'm forty three and because of the economy I'm forced to go hungry.

I'd take anything to eat, even bread and water. I'm not choosy.

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I live in America, land of the free, but I don't know if that's really true.

Most people don't realize or don't care that famishement is an issue.


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I've survived wars, immigration, and every otherhardsip a woman can suffer.

Never would I have though I would have to fight hunger.

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I've raised my children, lost my husband and at sixty four I still have to work.

I ask passing people for food, they just smirk.

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My belly's empty and cavng in.

I would do anything for something to eat, even if it was from a tin.

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Hunger just used to be a word, but now I have to live being hungry.

If I survive, never agin will I use that word lightly.


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You may think hunger is caused by not enough food is being made,

but we produces enough food for every man,woman, and child, there's no evade.

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If we want thisworld wide problem to stop,well then that's up to you.

Go to the store and buy a can of soup, maybe even two.

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Go to a foood bank, give a donation, start a chain letter.

All it takes to solve a problem is a do-er.

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So stop reading this and start fighting for what's right.

Give somebody in need thei next meal. People just need to unite!


Submitted: August 11, 2011

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Rhensis

You're right, because we do :) a brilliant poem ;)

Thu, August 11th, 2011 6:57pm

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thanks :)

Thu, August 11th, 2011 12:05pm

Danae Devan

Wrote this becaasue i had this idea floating around in my head. Using it as inspiration for GuruGuy's Resolution competition. Off to write actual entry.
Enjoy guys :D

Thu, August 11th, 2011 7:05pm

Basit Del Rebellion

The best writer is the one just doesn't write to fulfill his desire only but to give a positive message to his/her readers through the writings. You are on the right track.
btw, I fulfilled the promise that I will read your work. If everybody's work is this good, nobody would need to send invitations and will automatically get reads. have a nice day!

Sun, August 21st, 2011 9:45am

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thank you. I'm suprised you commented but I'm glad you did. Youre right about writing messages to readers, I try to do so in my peoms.
anyway, thank you again for reading.

Sun, August 21st, 2011 8:53am

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