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Below is the poem entitled Hunger which was written by poet Afolabi Taiwo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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  'Gari', yes 'gari' with deluge of sulphuric mixture,
  It’s creamy without injecting cream, cow’s advice,
  O! Blazing dust of gold, erupting particles of diamond
  Snowy cubes of crystalline filled whole,
  Usurp the trap of hunger and rape my being
  Tell the elephant to stand clear of the looming self,
  When concrete dump is in the belly of 'eki,'[apetite]
  The larger than alive appetite.
  For ages hunger enjoyed ally with man,
  Cassava came in his entirety independence,
  Man laid all his woes in the Messiah’s laps,
  The load became tones, tumble to the later ,
  Turning 'ege', [Cassava] into rooting jewel that world
   sought after.

  {Gari is local processed granulated cassava}

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  1. Date: 4/4/2011 6:56:00 PM
    I liked this one great story I enjoyed this we all are one in Gods eyes and we strive in our own way through poetry to touch and reach people, God bless