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(November 27,2009 / Santa Clara)

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Children Die: Malnutrition

Think of the children that die each year, each minute, every couple of seconds, and think of how lucky you are. Please, spread the word of this poem, help me educate people about malnutrition's effect! ! !

Lying awake,
A yound child cries,
Her stomach is empty,
She'll probably die,

Could you have guessed,
That every 3.6 seconds,
A person dies,
From malnutrition and hunger,

One out of eight children,
Go to bed hungry each night,
Aged under twelve,
They soon lose the fight,

One-hundred-and-sixty million,
Children, years five and under,
Are malnurished,
And filled with hunger,

Fiften million children,
Die of hunger each year,
Their parents dead,
Or filled with tears,

Many of us worry,
About such trivial things,
Think of those children,
And what their fate is,

Please don't waste food,
And think of how lucky we are,
That we are all fed,
And not dead from malnutrition each year.

Submitted: Saturday, February 27, 2010

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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (2/28/2010 4:04:00 AM)

    Heal the world, make it a better place... - M. Jackson.

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  • Ravi Sathasivam (2/28/2010 12:36:00 AM)

    ' Lying awake,
    A young child cries,
    Her stomach is empty,
    She'll probably die...'
    Its very sad to see that children
    are dieing from malnutrition and hunger every day in this world.
    You have written a meaningful poem. Well penned
    Hope it will open our world leaders eyes to act fast.
    Thanks for sharing with me

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