Anupam Sinha


Anupam Sinha Poems

1. For Hunger's Sake 12/19/2006
Best Poem of Anupam Sinha

For Hunger's Sake

I have always felt
the feeling of truest kind.
Don’t remember my antecedents
but always remember the time,
when as a small kid
felt the crushing emptiness,
in not so large stomach of mine.
Pain- whose existence was trivial for many
but not for likes of mine.
Grew up to be, in turns
a beggar,
a scavenger,
a thief.
But at the altar of hunger
insignificant seemed these offerings.
Still raged that fire.
On the pavement
near that overflowing garbage bin
and a perpetual stench of urine.
On an abandoned railway carriage
and in many more ...

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