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 suck.

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.

© 2019 Raj Sahu


Author's Note

Raj Sahu
Ignore Grammar Problems

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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 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thanks for such a wonderful review!
Wild Rose

3 Years Ago

My pleasure young man



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It's the best writing I have ever read till date....It just melt my heart...How you gather the courage to write about this pain...I love this!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

I am much glad that you liked my work. Thank you very much.
Highly powerful and captivating. Alerting the reader with what the poor go through everyday just to get food is an art itself. Albeit , there are a few grammatical errors. Nonetheless , job well done and vision well executed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much.
I like how you write about worldly issues, and I think you can use your poetry to bring attention to these problems! Well done!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thanks a lot dear!
Ignoring grammar problems, my only advice is to use the word "the" less often. Now, this poem is good. I can feel how your heart was breaking for the hungry people of the world. I only wish you had written a bit more

Posted 3 Years Ago


Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

It is a sonnet, therefore consists of 14 lines. Thank you for your appreciation!
Erudite

3 Years Ago

Ah, that explains it :)
"Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God."— Proverbs 14:31

"Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime."
— Aristotle

This is so amazing writing. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you! Nice quotes!
Exceptionally well written. Very strong message. We should not only read and review here, but definitely try to bring any difference in such people's lives. Wonderful poem

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you dear!
Oh my, very moving. This reminds me of riding on a train; often if we're fortunate enough, we're gazing outside the window and our focus is of one side of the tracks. The side where there is mediocrity, opportunity and privilege. However, many of us aren't fortunate to see the other side. If you turn your head, you'll see all of the casualties, gray areas and hard knocks. We can't stare in both directions simultaneously, though we know another side is over our shoulder. This was touching. Great read.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thanks a lot!
An emotional and realistic piece that gathers thoughts and truths and displays them, well done, good read.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
wow. tugs one's emotions.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you!
A very thoughtful insight on a very real problem. We in the West have a tendency to forget how fortunate we are and how much harder plain survival can be in other, less fortunate, parts of the world. Hunger is a universal problem and it could so easily be solved with careful organization at the world level if the conditions were right. Unfortunately human nature and inertia always seem to mitigate against global solutions. For example, the hijacking of aid shipments in Africa by local warlords for personal gain. A very sad state of affairs.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

You are right about that. Unfortunately most of the bad things in life have more to do with the nega.. read more
 송지석 / Ji-Suk

3 Years Ago

Yep but I don't let my past define me at all
The Iron Horseman

3 Years Ago

That's the spirit! When life kicks you in the teeth, kick it right back!

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Tags: Poverty, Hunger, Starvation, Tears, Hope

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Raj Sahu

Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, India



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