Dr. Antony Theodore

Would You Hear My Cry? - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

You rich children of the world,
you eat chocolates a mouthful
and throw away when you have your fill.

You rich people of this world,
you drink Alcohol and vomit.
You rich, you throw away meat.
It lands in the waste din.

Here i am, begging for a piece of bread,
a handful of rice and a glass full of water.
The same God who created you
created me too.

God has no hands.
Your hands are God's hands.

Ohhh rich of the world,
would you hear my cry?

Topic(s) of this poem: poverty

Comments about Would You Hear My Cry? by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • Mithilesh Yadav (2/11/2016 12:56:00 PM)

    Pen was grt in expressing this beauty full feelings........ The message is clear and grrt....... Hat's off sir (Report) Reply

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  • Melissa Tamayo (1/31/2016 1:03:00 AM)

    I heard the cry with each word in your poem. Bringing tears to mine. So sad, but so true.. Thanks for sharing and spreading awareness of the importance of being wasteful and thoughtless... So beautifully written. (Report) Reply

  • Beach Girl (1/26/2016 11:32:00 AM)

    I really appreciated your poem, because it illustrates the lack of compassion and wastefulness in the world today. It also touched on how that this attitude is displeasing to our Creator, as he has given us the ability (hands) to aid others but many do not. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (1/25/2016 4:33:00 AM)

    A very profound question woven into poetry with its cutting relevance and timeliness. While we cannot blame the rich for being rich, we can ask the poor why they remain poor. If one hates poverty so much I believe one will do everything to get out of it. A poor man who works will never be poor for long. Begging is temporary relief - it will never solve the problem nor will it alleviate a person's economic condition. Work will, and there are always ways to find or create work. Trust me, at 67 I still work and make handicrafts & sew. If there is a will, there is a way. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (1/24/2016 12:42:00 AM)

    Very heartfelt lines bringing out the stark gaps between rich and poor.The fault not always lies with the rich people.There are many many kind people who are engaged in philanthropic work secretly without being known.The fault lies in our social system and government which is not conducive for development of poor and resulting in unequal distribution of wealth.Proper education for poor, social security, providing home to homeless, insurance coverage for poor and destitute, free medical treatment for poor, generating more employment opportunities for poor, vocational training for self employment are some of the steps Govt and rich people can take to benefit the poor.We all are responsible directly or indirectly.You take the example of entertainment industry where we find so much difference in the earning of a top actor and small actors.Even many genuine Government schemes fail and the benefits do not accrue to the poor people because of graft and greed of officers of Government. Corruption in societies have become so rampant and it is eating away the society.This has been the cause of many unrest.Another factor is greed.We all have to try to bring change where ever we are.Try to help those poor people in our small way and uniting with like minded people to bring big changes. (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2016 1:18:00 AM)

    Tony, I do hear your cry, it's heartbreaking and heard around the world. We can never depend on the rich to help, for they think only of themselves day in and day out. Poor people all over the world, are the ones who are helping others without anything. Sharing what little they have, at times going without to feed the children. I see this here in the U.S. Having grown up in poverty, yet my Mom always had an extra plate on the table in case someone stopped by and needed to have something to eat. She fed many homeless people at our house. Being a good example to us children, we still continue to do the same thing she taught us by example. You won't see that happening at a rich person's table. Definitely they would not invite the poor to sit at their dining table. So I feel it's up to the poor to help those more unfortunate than they are, they are the only ones having compassion, a heart, kindness, and caring. There's no sense in trying to get the rich to help, except maybe an exception or two. Sins of humanity come from those with no heart. Awesome poem, Tony - you expressed this problem very wisely and truthfully. Thank you dear sir for having such a big heart. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Aarzoo Mehek (1/22/2016 12:12:00 AM)

    Heartfelt cry of less privileged children of god... It's time to think and reach out for them... thought provoking poem. (Report) Reply

  • Fatemeh Tarkashvand (1/21/2016 1:39:00 PM)

    Thanks tony. It is really pity that some people suffer from diabet and some people are hungry and poor. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (1/21/2016 8:03:00 AM)

    So many wrongs in this world and not enough rights. Things we will never be able to change.
    Thank you for the want of making life equal for us all.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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