Hunger Poem by Dr Dillip K Swain


Rating: 3.7

An orphan child
Is sitting on a platform
Ignoring the sound of fast crossing trains
And trains halting late at the station

The maddened crowds
In search of their berths and seats
Rushing into compartments
But he is eating the thrown biscuits
And hearing the terrible noise of his belly

The inward sound of hunger
Echoing louder and louder
Like that of thunder

Copyright @poet,18 January,2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: hunger,poverty
Akhtar Jawad 31 January 2019

A touching poem, so nicely penned.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 27 March 2019

I value your precise comments a lot sir! I am grateful to you!

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Kim Barney 22 June 2019

A very nice poem about a distressing subject. Oh, that we could eliminate all the hunger in the world! (And while we're at it, eliminate all the disease, all the crime, etc.)

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Dr Dillip K Swain 23 June 2019

A brilliant remark my friend! I am thankful to you for your visit to this little poem of mine which I conceived at the railway station looking at an orphan child!

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Chinedu Dike 03 July 2019

An insightful rendition set aside for sober reflection. A wonderful poetry indeed. Thanks for sharing, Dillip.

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Evelyn Morianos 02 January 2022

A realistic sad truth. Well written depicting life in these circumstances.

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Craig Moses Uche 31 December 2021

The things you write about are truly inspiring _i even wished it was a bit longer_ I was enjoying it all the way to the end_ Please consider reading my poem 'Let's Grow Up Together and Euphoria'

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Jayne Davies 19 December 2021

So touched by this poem. Well done ????

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Nabakishore Dash 16 November 2021

The last three lines are really very touchy.Excellent observation and crafting.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 31 October 2021

Typo: conceived

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