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.....

by Vijay Sai

Comments (4)

Wonderful poem... And in at the windows and in at the door, And through the walls helter-skelter they pour, And down from the ceiling and up through the floor, From the right and the left, from behind and before,
The poem brings back memories, my grandmother alway said it to us as a way of teaching us to be kind and loving to all people, rich or poor because that's God's law.
Very involving writing. Quite vivid.
it was really inspiring...Thanks!