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U Win Kyi


A Hungry Boy And Foolish Politician


A begging hungry boy
sobbing in a cry
while watching the firework display
as the New year was hailed.
Firework display cost money by millions,
giving some people just a fleeting fun.
But it wastefully burned
a lot of public fund.
The show was very spectacular
but it couldn't relieve his hunger.
It was nothing but waste of money.
He was not happy
because his tummy
so empty and hungry.

Many New Year promises the politicians make
but his hunger they can't alleviate.
If they have a wise brain
the world won't be the same.
If they do not make money waste
the boy will not be hungry with a thin waist.

Submitted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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  • Freshman - 1,196 Points Hans Vr (7/2/2010 11:06:00 PM)

    Dear U Win Kyi,

    I really think if we can bring this type of messages to a wider public, it may sensitise them into action. We all have become numb to pictures, but poetry is something different.

    I am in the process of making a website, named 'poets against hunger' on which I try to combine as many poems as possible from all over the world against hunger. Later we could through the poems have a broader awareness campaign hopefully leading to action. Would you allow me to publish your poem on this website. If you want you can let it be accompanied by a heart felt message of yours about the topic and about how you came to write the poem.

    Many thanks for your consideration.

    Hans (if you agree, please send me a message through this website) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,196 Points Hans Vr (7/2/2010 11:02:00 PM)

    Fantastic write. Everybody, absolutely everybody should read it. (Report) Reply

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