Treasure Island

maria sudibyo

(280883 / parist van java)

The Hungry Ghost Festival


human are hungry animals
born with hungry heart
crying out loud
for warmth and tenderness

human are lonely creatures
living with hungry mind
tired
about loneliness and boredom

human are hungry ghosts
starving because
fear and uncertainty

they eat food
they read books
they shop goods
they change looks
they search money
they shape brain
they talk freedom
they hold religion
they hear music
they rule power
they play heart
they fight till limits
they use everything in this world
to fulfill the need
to escape from sorrow and sadness

human are hungry souls
hungry to love and to be loved
the first hunger never gone

Submitted: Thursday, September 11, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Hungry Ghost Festival by maria sudibyo )

Enter the verification code :

  • Ahmad Shiddiqi (9/11/2008 10:52:00 PM)

    brave and brilliant! keep writing! I like the way you wrote the words, Human and They. could you read and comment on my new poems to such as Into Inside etc? (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A ship, hasmukh amathalal
  2. The Daughter of the Earth- 22, gajanan mishra
  3. The Daughter of the Earth - 21, gajanan mishra
  4. Self - Raising, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Sunshine In Your Eyes, Eleonor Santiago
  6. Run, run, run and running, gajanan mishra
  7. Run, run, run, gajanan mishra
  8. What About Tomorrow, Claude H Oliver II
  9. My Time, Claude H Oliver II
  10. The ball, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]