Starved Stomachs

Starved Stomachs

A Poem by Raj Sahu
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This poem shows the dark side of humanity and the bad effect of poverty.

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The eyes were constantly searching,
Searching for the food to quench the appetite.
But the stony passers were ignoring
the hungry mouths, imagining of a bite.

Poverty has become an antagonist,
In the story of starved stomachs.
Each character and himself the protagonist
Just thinks and their thumbs they sucks.

The eyes shed bitter tears
And their hearts complained to the Lord,
"O Almighty! Are we lacking in prayers
or had done the deeds so abhorred?"

Unbeatable crying, but still lives the hope
And it will live until breaks the life's rope.

© 2017 Raj Sahu



Author's Note

Raj Sahu
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Very moving
Hunger seems to be all around us where ever we live and travell
Old people here
Do they spend money on eating or Heating
They live in cold houses temperatures below freezing wearing hats, coats and gloves.
Food from the "Food Bank"

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

7 Months Ago

Thanks for such a wonderful review!
Wild Rose

7 Months Ago

My pleasure young man



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Raj, I like your thought that you expressed through your poem.
"Unbeatable crying, but still lives the hope & it will live until breaks the life's rope. I really like this stanza in your poem because it holds really depth meaning in a simple manner.
Keep Writing & Stay Connected! : )

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

5 Days Ago

Thank you!
I hate those people who are not ignoring those hungry ,I hate those stony peoplebut I like your poem it is nice . Keep writing (smiles)😊😊😊😊.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

1 Month Ago

Thank you.
Ignoring grammar problems, this poem literally hits in the gut. Your words are poignant, powerful and the reader can feel the pain.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much.
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

1 Month Ago

You’re welcome
(Micky) I enjoy starved stomachs when its not mine.I hope they die

Posted 2 Months Ago


The Risen Phoenix

2 Months Ago

(Jeff) poverty is awesome
The Risen Phoenix

2 Months Ago

(Micky) starve the poor.
Raj Sahu

2 Months Ago

(Raj) Jeff, give all your money then.
And dear Micky I will starve you to death! 💀
Very nice. Reminds me of living in North Korea, there was barely any food to sustain us. We often resorted to cannibalism and eating grass and even human flesh

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

2 Months Ago

So sad! 😔 Thanks for your review.
You've grabbed us by our own well ordered lives
And forced our minds to horrors past our smiles
the word we know the bitterness derives
and unimagined grief of youthful trials

But, even though the fragile shard is broke
with hesitation clearly holding sway.
There moves the blur of tears in which to cloak
all notions of the games the passers play

Now is it true denouement at the end?
Or do we hold the truth by just a thread?
We watch the well-fed sneak on past the bend
to look beyond and see not what they dread

Engaging, how you’ve laid this wound so bare.
One can’t deny the truth at which we stare.


Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Months Ago

Wonderful poem!! Thank you very much.
This gave me tears! Such a great write on such a big and pressing subject. So much emotion that you brought out in your words and implications. Thanks for sharing with us

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Months Ago

Thanks a lot.
I was often starved by my mother and step-father. If they suspected that I stole food, they'd make me throw it up. And then one of their cruel punishments was holding food in my mouth, but I couldn't swallow it. If I did swallow it, they'd beat me black and blue. We had enough for food despite being poor but they took joy in seeing my brother, sister, and me suffer.

It's everywhere.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

5 Months Ago

This is a different case. How's one's parents be so cruel? Can you explain me more about this case?
 송지석 / Ji-Suk

5 Months Ago

I don't know why she was abusive to me and my siblings. She grew up being beaten, but that's no excu.. read more
Raj Sahu

5 Months Ago

She was a devil in disguise!
So sad. I think that it should be time when hunger is a thing of the past. There are many charities that take up the cause but some of those are corrupt, or the governments they try to help are corrupt. In the USA, they have to have free breakfasts and lunches in the school programs because if they didn't then those children may only get one meal a day. Taken for granted and locked away. Great point and great piece.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

6 Months Ago

Thanks a lot.
Made me want to cry.As I was moved that deeply by what you wrote. So very true. The rich get richer and the poorer get poorer. We live a rich man's world. The rule us all with an iron fist.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much.

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Tags: Poverty, Hunger, Starvation, Tears, Hope

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Raj Sahu
Raj Sahu

Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, India



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Hello everyone. Myself Raj Sahu, a 17-year-old boy who is a servant of the God until his last breath. I write poems and thinks that in future I will try other writings too. I also love reading. My fav.. more..

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