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Hunger

Have you seen the hunger
etched in their sunken eyes?
Life all but lingers
where hope is completely lost.

With a frail weakened hand
reaching out for a morsel
probably their first in days.
When hunger pains
echo in their ears.

Barely there
a bag of living bones.
Each day a torturous
and continuous nightmare.
As they lie starving
in the streets and alleyways.

While we enjoy a meal
carelessly discarding 
that which remains.

When it could have fed another,
could have filled 
an empty stomach that night.
 

Have you ever listened
 to the weak and plaintive cries 
of a hungry child today?
As you dump 
your leftovers in the bin.
Your thoughts far
 from those left without.
As you refuse to eat 
the meal given to you,
when there are others out there
who are hungry too.

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