Pain of Hunger

I quickened my pace into life,
Gazing at the sun as it burns through
and the moon as it glows.

Worried as some of my terror 
resulted from my errors.
Walked through melancholy with 
drops of tears.

Abdomen murmuring and wont stop
torturing, beckoning the worms to feed.
Dizziness overclouded, so the door gets

Feel my head spinning, but  still.
Lips dried like the desert.
Body, pale like a dead bird.

Mischievous thoughts crawled my medulla.
Take by force whats not yours.
Cried for night fall, comes another day.
Hoped to be saved by the day each day
I fell asleep as I fight deceit.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 10/1/2017 9:57:00 PM
Great write, Sherifat!
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Date: 9/30/2017 6:06:00 AM
Hey, nice work.. maybe you'll mentor me someday
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Date: 9/28/2017 2:12:00 PM
Great piece, keep churning the poems, welcome to poetrysoup.
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Date: 9/27/2017 11:07:00 AM
The real morality (at large distance from the sophisticated ethics ) of this world could begin when nobody died because hungry. You touch a sensible point politicians could put down in their agenda. I appreciate very much your sensitivity, imagery and high morality choosing important themes expressed with much passion and in touching manner.How lovely if we could speak only of a poetical hungry. To live not only with bread may have significance for those who could not feel hungry.
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Date: 9/26/2017 3:19:00 PM
Fantastic work!
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Date: 9/25/2017 1:43:00 AM
All poets have a debt, especially to those that they live among, to say it as it pulled no punches here - powerful write! Welcome to the great "Soup", Sherifat. My kindest regards! :) john
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Date: 9/22/2017 6:49:00 AM
There is some great imagery in this sad verse. Beautiful descriptive lines ("body, pale like a bird")
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Date: 9/18/2017 8:35:00 PM
Hoped to be saved by the day each day, I fell asleep as I fight deceit. Wow. That is a powerful conclusion to a vivid poem. There are so many situations and circumstance where this line can be applied. GREAT line. Simply great.
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Date: 9/17/2017 4:29:00 PM
Gifted my friend. Always keep those fingers on the keyboard. Don't stop co-creating. Write ON Love the piece a favor James
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Sherifat Aduku
Date: 9/18/2017 4:25:00 PM
Thanks Jamie....
Date: 9/16/2017 6:00:00 AM
An unimaginable truth for many conveyed with thoughtful honesty. Wonderful writing Sherifat:)
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Sherifat Aduku
Date: 9/18/2017 4:26:00 PM
Thank u
Date: 9/15/2017 2:29:00 AM
Honest words. God bless your pen! -With Love from a fellow of Aligarh Muslim University. ( )
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Date: 9/14/2017 3:21:00 PM
This is a great piece! Terror resulted from my error. Perfect line. Keep sharing your words.
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Date: 9/14/2017 7:58:00 AM
Lovely heart felt poem. A very telling story. Very talented. Also, view when you get a chance.
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Date: 9/13/2017 5:07:00 PM
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Date: 9/14/2017 4:08:00 AM
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