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Hungry all day

Hungry all day

A Poem by ayosonolowo
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Not knowing what tomorrow will say.

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I have been hungry all the day,
My brow has come to rest,
My thought and imagination flow away,
Alas! For my thought and wish are in hope and faith,

A huge pounded yam on my table,
But it stand absolutely unstable,
I move my hands forward to it,
But it said, ''am not, for you to eat'',

Thus, i move and open my door,
for a new thought, and wish,
But a scary creature on my window,
Scared me back, with a deadly fish,

I look down, bitterly deeply in..,
For the symbolic bread i could not own,
Pathetically, bitterly i lay,
Not knowing, what tomorrow will say.

#Ayosonolowo

© 2013 ayosonolowo


Author's Note

ayosonolowo
God Will Help

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This is one of your best writes, Ayo.
The last stanza was my favourite:

'I look down, bitterly deeply in..,
For the symbolic bread i could not own,
Pathetically, bitterly i lay,
Not knowing, what tomorrow will say.'

You captured the feeling perfectly and highlighted an important point -- that we can be hungry for much more than for food, which reminds me of Matthew 4:4:

''Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
Well-penned, my friend!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ayosonolowo

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your motivational review, i appreciate it alot and i promise that this your review wil.. read more
Eric Pudalov

6 Years Ago

Amazing review, Lola! I love the inclusion of the Biblical verse; that is so very appropriate, and .. read more
Clara

6 Years Ago

You're welcome, Ayo. It's a fantastic write and you captured it so well. :)

Thanks Eric.. read more



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This is a beautiful poem, my favorite from your poetry collection.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Oh my God...this is the first work of yours I've read, and it's highly intense (may I call you Ayo)? I must admit that I've grown up with many privileges (including adequate food), and it is hard for me to relate to someone who has gone through what you write about.

That being said, I still feel many of the deep emotions in the poem, and I have endured suffering of different kinds (medically and emotionally), so I tend to relate to such work on those levels. I am deeply moved by this poem, Ayo, and I would really like to read more of yours!

I think my favorite stanza is the last one:

I look down, bitterly deeply in..,
For the symbolic bread i could not own,
Pathetically, bitterly i lay,
Not knowing, what tomorrow will say.

Thank you for expressing yourself here, and I will definitely read more of your poetry and prose.




Posted 6 Years Ago


This is one of your best writes, Ayo.
The last stanza was my favourite:

'I look down, bitterly deeply in..,
For the symbolic bread i could not own,
Pathetically, bitterly i lay,
Not knowing, what tomorrow will say.'

You captured the feeling perfectly and highlighted an important point -- that we can be hungry for much more than for food, which reminds me of Matthew 4:4:

''Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
Well-penned, my friend!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ayosonolowo

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your motivational review, i appreciate it alot and i promise that this your review wil.. read more
Eric Pudalov

6 Years Ago

Amazing review, Lola! I love the inclusion of the Biblical verse; that is so very appropriate, and .. read more
Clara

6 Years Ago

You're welcome, Ayo. It's a fantastic write and you captured it so well. :)

Thanks Eric.. read more
As usual, Sami has pointed out the beautifully written lines I wanted to highlight! Those lines of yours, the last verse, convey a truth which statistics and speeches tend to (in a sense) gloss over, meanwhile people still suffer in many ways.
"I move my hands forward to it, But it said, ''am not, for you to eat'' - brilliant.
Your poem is a great and concise work which with a sad humour expresses what hunger feels like, thank you for writing this.

Posted 7 Years Ago


ayosonolowo

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much, i really apprecite....
Indeed Gos we help. This is a mature piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago


ayosonolowo

7 Years Ago

Thank you.
"I look down, bitterly deeply in..,
For the symbolic bread i could not own,
Pathetically, bitterly i lay,
Not knowing, what tomorrow will say. "

A very sad but relevant poem to so many people...Thank you for sharing...:)..................


Posted 7 Years Ago


ayosonolowo

7 Years Ago

Thank you alot, i appreciate
Sami Khalil

7 Years Ago

My pleasure,....:)..................
Sami Khalil

6 Years Ago

^^~^^ :>)......................
Great emotional poem! It really tugged at the heart strings! You're right, God will help! Thanks for sharing it!

-CW

Posted 7 Years Ago


ayosonolowo

7 Years Ago

Thank you alot, i appreciate it.
Cody Williams

7 Years Ago

It was no problem at all! Have a great day!

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ayosonolowo
ayosonolowo

Kano, Christainity, Nigeria



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My names are David Ayo Olowoeyo, a local Nigerian young writer born in Kano but originated From kogi state, and writings has been a path of me since when i was at 0 level, though i stay local and have.. more..

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