Vijay Sai

Poverty

Swarms of ants
Spotted dead
Starving for food
Stocked grains
Stored in ant hills
Stolen overnight
Starving humans
Stealing grains
Survival a question
So pathetic to read
Shell shocked
I shout aloud
Oh God! I beg
Stop these sufferings
Save these innocents!



*Based on an article on 'West africa starvation' in http: //www.guardian.co.uk/......dt 22 jun 2010....which says these words......Starving people in drought-stricken west Africa are being forced to eat leaves and collect grain from ant hills, say aid agencies, warning that 10 million people face starvation across the region.....

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Comments about Poverty by Vijay Sai

  • Craig Mize (1/29/2014 9:53:00 AM)

    I'm sorry that it took me so long to finally be able to read poem. It is than a beautiful write, it is a powerful message. You are a very talented writer.

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  • Adenuga Titilayo (11/16/2012 1:02:00 PM)

    i truly love this poem...

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  • Kevin Halls (11/16/2012 6:58:00 AM)

    Here in the U.K. we often moan that we struggle to get by but when we see the poverty in other parts of the World we don't know how lucky we are. Alas poverty and the poor will always be with us, but that doesn't mean it's right!
    Well done Vijay on touching on this in your poem.

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  • Brutal Sickthermic SaintBrutal Sickthermic Saint (11/12/2012 7:57:00 AM)

    nice shot brother i like it man.very very nice.wow

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  • Jahan ZebJahan Zeb (11/12/2012 7:44:00 AM)

    Do you remember that Indian song? Dunya main kitna gham hai mera gham kitna km hai? ? ? ? ?
    Really true..... One child weeps for burger or a precious toy and the their are parents who can not supply food to their children.
    This is a reality based poem Mark Sallen Indian poverty has not gone to that extent. Love it.

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  • Mark Sellen (4/15/2012 2:10:00 AM)

    A good poem though considering there is so much poverty in India I would have expected a more locally based poem where numerous examples of poverty must exist? India a place where the difference between rich and poor is I am informed so very evident?

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  • Desiree Cash (6/26/2010 12:38:00 AM)

    This poem is very realistic and visual. I can sense the feeling of being like this. Very good poem. Thank you for allowing me to read this.
    ~Desiree <3

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  • majid Alsaady (6/23/2010 8:45:00 AM)

    Pain felt by those victims! fact but absurd! u can add this to your previous cries. U have been a keen crier for the mischief of man. u warned me before si i now.very itching vijay. thanks for the invite.

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  • Gan Chennai (6/23/2010 1:04:00 AM)

    Excellent Vijay, The poem is Heart Rending
    Poverty may even lead to eating of Ants
    Are Missiles more important than Men?
    Let the Heads of states sip wine and dine
    Sick and starved suffer in vain and die in pain

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  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (6/22/2010 3:05:00 PM)

    With all the suffering in the world...I ask, will the real god reveal yourself!
    My heart cry out and bleed for all the innocent victims in the world, but,
    When, and only when we see good-ness of humanity in each other, only then, will the world be freeded from inhumane atrocities put or forced upon us. Thanks vijay for this enlighten poem...I hear your plea but question the one to whom you cry out for help.[ my own opinion, no disrepct to anyone who believes otherwise] The resolution to all of our problems lies within each...then the world becomes whole.

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  • Satbir Bakshi (6/22/2010 9:15:00 AM)

    sad but true at least in our beloved nation

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