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Growling with emptiness their

stomachs are burning with weakness

they are hungry.


Staring at their un-easiness

their bulging bellies retrieving us

it seems so defeat less

they say.


This hunger; this depleted health

melting on the meek

starving, incomplete.


The wealthy turn their heads

stuffing their mouths with the dead

homeless and poor, alone they are

writhing in pain.


Fulfilling the stomach on greed

is disastrous, when hunger seems

so vast, so immediate and

where’s the shame?


All of this world’s bounty wasted

on the meaningless — the insane.


© [Jeanette Shihadeh] and [thepainterspalate.wordpress.com], [2012]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, artwork, or photo’s without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Jeanette Shihadeh] and [thepainterspalate.wordpress.com] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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