poet Gajanan Mishra

Gajanan Mishra

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A Glass Of Water

Give me a glass of water
To drink in this summer.
Give me a glass of water,
I have nothing to drink,
The area is full of water, though.

Give me a bowl of rice
Or a bread to eat,
I want nothing more than this.

Give me a bowl of rice
To eat, on this day.
On this day, I am hungry.
I am being eaten by
My hunger, my thirst,
That are within me.

Topic(s) of this poem: hunger

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (9/9/2020 2:14:00 PM)

    I am hungry.
    I am being eaten by
    My hunger, my thirst,
    That are within me.
    the revealing expressions
    of the inner hunger
    which cannot be satiated
    by anything material. thank you dear poet Gajanan Mishra. tony

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (10/28/2019 7:53:00 AM)

    I am being eaten by/My hunger, my thirst....your thirst and hunger for truth is reflected in many of your poems! Truthful expression is the hallmark of your poetry! You are great...you are unique my very dear elder brother! I am proud of you! I love your poetic sojourn in this beautiful world!

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  • A B Faniki (9/1/2019 3:06:00 AM)

    A brilliant creation wit capitivatin image at the end. I love this work is lovely n simply briliant

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (7/27/2019 7:45:00 PM)

    Fine repetition of 'Give me' to open each stanza. How often I think,
    'Give me a home-made lemon drink'.

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  • Subhakanta SahuSubhakanta Sahu (6/5/2019 4:58:00 AM)

    Very good poem. Ending is mind blowing.

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  • Joan XieJoan Xie (5/31/2019 3:52:00 PM)

    I am being eaten by
    My hunger, my thirst,
    That are within me. - - very good ending.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (4/7/2019 6:47:00 AM)

    When I am thirsty and hungry give me a glass of water and food..I want nothing more than this. Ascetic mind. very nice poem

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  • Philo YanPhilo Yan (3/19/2019 5:30:00 AM)

    True, We've all been 'eaten' by our inner thirst and hunger one time or another. Good write.

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  • Abhipsa Panda (10/6/2018 6:57:00 AM)

    A very heart touching poem sir....

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (9/15/2018 1:44:00 AM)

    I am being eaten by
    My hunger, my thirst,
    That are within me.
    A very touching poem of hunger and thirst, well-writ,
    Aniruddha Pathak
    15/09/2018

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  • Rohan Bendre (7/26/2018 11:42:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem on hunger for that is the need to survive please read my new poem titled police afsar ko nyay ek natak and urge as many as people to read

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  • Chandan DeyChandan Dey (4/26/2018 2:52:00 PM)

    Beautiful. The poem takes us to the deepest depth of the society. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  • Malabika Ray ChoudhuryMalabika Ray Choudhury (2/15/2018 4:40:00 PM)

    The poem is philosophical. Specially like the last two lines - My hunger, my thirst/That are within me - which carry a deep thought. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/13/2017 11:59:00 AM)

    I am being eaten by
    My hunger, my thirst,
    That are within me..... these are the instincts that men posses. In order to meet hunger we need foods it it should be earned in proper ways. It is a beautiful poem on hunger. Thanks for sharing.

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  • John Richard AndersonJohn Richard Anderson (7/30/2017 12:26:00 AM)

    Nice Poem, well espressed. Cheers and Best Wishes

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  • Rohan Bendre (1/16/2017 10:09:00 AM)

    A NICE SATIRICAL POEM ON HUNGER AND HUMANITY I REQUEST YOU TO READ MY PLAY TITLED 2 SOLDIERS IT IS REGARDING THE LOW QUALITY FOOD SERVED TO OUR SOLDIERS TAKE A CRITICAL STAND AGAINST THE ONE RESPONSIBLE

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  • Tadasha Tripathy (11/4/2016 10:01:00 PM)

    It' llllThese are 5he things tha5 make a ma 2wild though at the peak of development.I appreciate ur thought. Thank u.

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  • Golden NkemdirimGolden Nkemdirim (7/25/2016 9:54:00 AM)

    i like the word composition. everyone should be able to lend a helping hand to eradicate hunger and starvation. thank you for this.

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  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer ChannelVaidyanathan Ram Iyer Channel (4/19/2016 5:16:00 AM)

    Hunger is the taste of food,
    Anger is the waste of blood,
    Thirst is need of water. It was fantastic.

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  • Josey AlfredJosey Alfred (2/19/2016 12:28:00 AM)

    Simple yet thought provoking.

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