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FAMINE

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FAMINE

FAMINE

(thousands of children all over the world die every day for lack of food)


Famine:
Merciless night of death,
In your darkness, thousands of 
Children are devoured
Just 
To appease your, insatiable 
Appetite for young souls, 
But in no avail
As
You never stop asking
For more

While the children, with:
Howling stomachs 
Fading eyes 
Chattering teeth
Fragile limbs 
Swelling anguish
Raging anger
Wrathful mind
Tormented spirit
Instead 
Of a frightful flight
Before the stretching wings
Of death
Pray to him, their only
Redeemer, 
To end their agony 
And
Deliver them from the
Abyss of despair 
For 
Their weak shoulders cannot,
Any longer,
Withhold the weight of injustice 
And 
Of human indifference!
 

© Demetrios Trifiatis
      08 MAY 2013 


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  1. Date: 5/8/2013 5:46:00 PM

    This is the truth. There is so much need everywhere, even in our own Country. Someone said the other day - if we all gave a plate of food to someone that needs it, this would be a better world. Some people do it , but not too many. I help when ver I can. Going to the next.... Lucy

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 5/9/2013 12:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Lucilla!! I know you are a person of God!
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 1:28:00 PM

    Some would rather see a nation starve rather than share what they have with those who have nothing .

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 5/8/2013 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wise words! True words! Although all we would like to see a better world few are willing to do something about it! I wrote this knowing it is not popular subject for I care and only four people with you have responded! If I had written for a suffering puppy I am certain tree hundred would cry! Thank you!
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 11:01:00 AM

    "Withhold the weight of injustice And Of human indifference!" I like the last lines. When millions and millions people die every year due to hunger, Millions and millions waste food. This is the indifference. You heart cries I know. Very strong poem. Manel

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 5/8/2013 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Manel, Thank you very much for your sensitivity. I wouldn’t have expect less from you. I have suffered myself. Please read my poem ETERNAL GRATITUDE and you will see. Unfortunately, people care more about a dog (they should) than about millions dying from hunger! Why? Because they have not suffered themselves, so they cannot understand! Look only three people responded! Thank you!
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 5:43:00 AM

    This is surely a very powerful and amazing write my friend! I am abhorred by this occurrence and I wish I could find a way to end this terrible hunger that is out there, these poor innocent children certainly don't deserve this fate! I really enjoyed your presentation of this illustrious piece, you displayed your emotion for famine very well, I see the philosophy within the poem very strongly! What a masterful write, Great Work!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 5/8/2013 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A gram of action rates more than a ton of theory! Thank you Russel, you are a good man!
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 3:51:00 AM

    It's a terrible thing... and we let it happen... Terry (powerful poem)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 5/8/2013 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We ought to do what we can! Thank you for caring!