Alfonso Siverls


When


You know the look
You have seen the pictures
Children
Thin to the bone
Eyes back in the socket
Bloated stomachs
You can see the skeletal
Flies, flies and more flies

It tugs at conscience
And moves your soul
Some denied it
Others can’t bear to hear or watch

However you place blame
Politics, religion, economics or racism
This degree of human suffering does not
Fit comfortably in any category

Part of the world is concern with losing
Weight to improve how others see them
Another part of the world unable to gain weight
Due to starvation
What an ugly irony

When will things change

When seems never to come
And things just remain the same

Submitted: Monday, July 04, 2011
Edited: Monday, July 04, 2011
Listen to this poem:

Form:


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

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 (When by Alfonso Siverls )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Homage To The Freedom Fighters Of India, Raja Basu
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns
  10. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befall
Boece or Troilus for to write anew,
Under thy long locks thou may'st have the scall
But after my making thou write more true!
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Seamus Heaney

 
[Hata Bildir]