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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

1 Year Ago

Thanks for such a wonderful review!
Wild Rose

1 Year Ago

My pleasure young man



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Painful account of poverty in poetry! Your writing is nice.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Raj Sahu

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much.
Very impressive piece, sr. Very impressive and heartfelt.

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Raj Sahu

1 Year Ago

Thank you!
Nesu

1 Year Ago

you're welcome
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Reality of the world we live in and i expect hunger would be on the top of countries issues to be focused on.
I guess everything is linked in a sense

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Raj Sahu

1 Year Ago

Thanks a lot!
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It melts the heart of a robot....er....I like it....very touching...er...I wish I would never be a poor man..er...

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Raj Sahu

1 Year Ago

Oh! Thank you.
Sadly this is the reality of this world. Nicely written

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Raj Sahu

1 Year Ago

Thank you!
"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?"

It is this stanza which broke down me entirely. People do not think twice while throwing the food in the dustbins from their plates. I really wonder how these people survives and from where they get the courage to bear such harsh conditions.
Now, about the poem I should say that the sonnet is quite neatly woven and the rhyming scheme is also alluring. Violet color of your words just show the irony as it is the symbol for royalty. Looking for more from you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Raj Sahu

1 Year Ago

Wow! You have analyzed my work so deeply. Thank you for sparing your precious time for me.
 송지석 / Ji-Suk

1 Year Ago

Well it’s life. It’s not suppose to be easy. I was starved for no reason by my parents. If I was.. read more
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 1 Year Ago


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Raj Sahu

1 Year 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.

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Raj Sahu

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


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Raj Sahu

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Raj Sahu

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year Ago

Ah, that explains it :)

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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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