Poem: Hunger

Hunger

By David Andre Davison

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Why is it that we don’t appreciate,

the food set in front of us each meal?

Have we become so picky and complacent,

is hunger in America for real?

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Our Midwestern waistlines continue to grow,

our clothes bust at the seams.

For us hunger is another’s problem,

since we live in the land made of dreams.

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There are plenty of groceries in our cupboards,

the frig is filled with milk and meat.

Who are these people who go hungry,

without enough staples to eat?

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It is easy for us to forget,

the things that are out of sight.

People who have nowhere to lay their head,

on a cold and windy lake-shore night.

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When did this become the problem,

of others less fortunate than us?

Some might have a cold heart,

and ask, why all the fuss?

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But for the grace of God,

we could be out on the street.

Someone’s parent or child suffering,

with chills from their head to their feet.

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Next time you pass the buck,

and say it’s not your concern.

Why not pause for a moment,

and from your ignorance, learn.

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Reach into your wallets,

open your purses, or withdraw from your banks.

Please donate some money to help,

do it for humanity, not to receive thanks.

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