Judy Meibach

Rookie (January 9,1961 / New York)

The Hunger - Poem by Judy Meibach

The hunger within is hard to describe.
It's a void that consumes me
side to side.
It's not just the food that I crave.
It's the attention and affection that I yearn.

Do potato chips and pretzels
really equal a hug?
Will the cheesecake and ice cream make me
less lonely?
Does chocolate really nourish
my soul?

All these do are
make me larger and larger
bursting my seams
to fill the void.

Shouldn't I just give myself a hug
or phone a friend who will
make me less lonely.
I could meet them for fun or
exciting activities
or meditate and write
to nourish my soul.

And suddenly,
the hunger within me is gone.
I feel full and the void within me is no more.

Comments about The Hunger by Judy Meibach

  • (5/20/2010 10:04:00 AM)

    the penultimate stanza lines provide the cake that makes the hunger vanisfh...
    nice poem Judy...loneliness isn't worth a hug...ignore the feeling... you find yorself engaged...10
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  • (5/20/2010 8:00:00 AM)

    I think your poem describes nicely the struggles we can have within ourselves.
    I believe in witing the poem that hunger was curbed and opens the doors to
    other aspects in life wich can be fulfilling.
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  • Matt Mooney (5/6/2010 4:19:00 PM)

    A poem with a pathway to happiness.10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 6, 2010

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