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A Grain of God


Hunger is the want or scarcity of food which has been aggregated to the world level.

Of the 6.8 billion world population about 925 million i.e. 13.6% are hungry.

Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year.

Under nutrition magnifies the effect of every disease, including measles and malaria.

We need to give more than just a concern for the cause.

 

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The infected subsistence of hope alone

may not suffice to help me stand.

My prayers are null and I know of no God,

spoken of words so virtuous and grand.

I’ve begged for the mercy of fate itself

for a loaf of bread or the eventual end.

Excruciating mirages of empty anticipations.

 Nightmares and reality thoroughly blend.

 My resolve is still not shattered

but how do I face my children, dying.

Their helpless father carries them in ache.

On the pyre, burning alive, I see them lying. 

How do I tell them stories so true,

of glowing peace and satiated needs.

He has seen cruelty of no reason alone.

Age five – how wrong were his deeds?

We are the same like you all.

Made of the same blood and heart.

Perhaps, I have paid for all our sins.

As humanity and sense drift apart.

 

 

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  1. July 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I cant call it beautiful. The regular words to praise it would demean it.
    Its real, and true.

    • July 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      The truth is, most of the time, bitter…because it takes courage to convince yourself that something like this may not be true…but it is the reality we have to face….there are people dying of hunger, lack of drinking water, unavailability of medical facilities…and what we crib upon – traffic ??

      • July 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

        We as a species are pathetically selfish and insensitive. We want more, even if that means wasting half of the anyway scarce resources.
        We’d prefer over eating or leaving left overs of food, than feeding someone who’s hungry!

        *sigh*

  2. July 19, 2012 at 12:08 am

    the true fact of today’s world where humanity is put to shame by such situations.. .

    • July 19, 2012 at 12:10 am

      humans, and not situations, put humanity to shame..

      • July 19, 2012 at 12:11 am

        sorry! i meant that ..but wrote in form of situations,where humans create such inhuman conditions..

      • July 19, 2012 at 12:13 am

        point understood…thank you !

  3. July 20, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Very Powerful….and I cannot think of a more sad example of where we are as a society…so much extravagance in some places and this in others. Just makes me want to cry…so I pray about what I can do to make a difference.

    Thank you for this…the more awareness there is potentially/hopefully/prayerfully the more will be done. Blessings to you for this remembrance of what is truly important!

    • July 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

      Hey Christina…we are hoping for a change when it is still possible…I pray that the situation doesn’t become where we are hoping against hope.

      Thank you

  4. September 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    We are the same like you all.
    Made of the same blood and heart.
    Perhaps, I have paid for all our sins.
    As humanity and sense drift apart.

    Beautiful lines!

    I’m glad we have the same attention about this matter, may God give His best for them and those who suffer.

    Warm regards,
    mei

    • September 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      thanks for the support !

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