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
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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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Nice! I liked the hope at the end, and the God in the middle. I feel like sucks would be more grammatically correct as just suck, but then the rhyme would not be complete, I know. It works either way. Good read, though!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Yes, grammar is not a sort of cakewalk for me. I too felt what yu felt. But for the strict rhyme, I .. read more
Farrsight

4 Years Ago

You are very welcome!
This is real! Im happy to know there are others aware of the problems in the world other than theirs.

Thank you for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Thanks for your review. I appreciate it. 😊😊
Joey Nizz

4 Years Ago

Your welcome
The harsh realities of life, good read.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Thank you dear. 😊😊
This was real, truthful, and very insightful to the critical condition of our world's hunger. It almost made me cry while I read it in fact. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Yes, the condition is far worse. Thank you for your review. Thank you very much. 😊😊
i can not imagine they would be left like this,i can`t imagine god would let this go on

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Thanks a lot dear Wordman. 😊😊
Powerful poem, true..
This makes me realize how much i have and i should appreciate whatever i got, cause there are lots of people out there who don't have much
.you work, It's awesome

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much dear. 😊😊
An unselfish poem revealing a powerful truth. A lot of us forget how good we really have, including myself.

Powerful words. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much dear. 😊😊
"O Almighty! Are we lacking in prayers
or had done the deeds so abhorred?"
Your piece is very beautiful n conscious. Thanks for sharing this with us. WRiTE ON!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Thank you dear. 😊😊
A very thoughtful and sad poem...
The way you compared poverty to an antagonist... it was really cool :)
Very thought provoking piece :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your appreciation. 😊😊
Mr.Writer

4 Years Ago

No problem :)
The poem is so touching and about an issue that eats humanity....
The image you added is so heart wrenching.....
Really great work 😊

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

4 Years Ago

Thanks a lot dear. 😊😊

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Added on May 7, 2017
Last Updated on September 6, 2019
Tags: Poverty, Hunger, Starvation, Tears, Hope

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Raj Sahu
Raj Sahu

Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, India



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Myself Raj Sahu from the historic town of Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. I had completed my high schooling with flying colours from Choithram School, Indore in Humanities stream and was first in or.. more..

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