This is on the problem of people going hungry no matter where they are. This has played in my head for a few weeks now. In my hometown they have a Food Bank that opens for people who do not have the means to buy food. Our youth group gathered up food rece


Why Do We?

Why do we prepare meals for the hungry on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day?
When there are people dying from starvation or are they just in the way?
While I believe in celebrating and don't mean to be rude.
People everywhere in the world are going without food.

It is for them that I dare to speak.
Somewhere, someone goes hungry every day of the week.
Should we just walk and pretend that we don't see?
Maybe the next person to go hungry will be you or me.

Yes it is very noble to be able to say grace.
Have ever thought about taking one of the hungry's place?
Christmas and Thanksgiving comes but once a year.
Have you looked into the eyes of a child and seen only fear.

It is for them that I dare to speak.
Somewhere, someone goes hungry every day of the week.
Should we just walk and pretend we don't see?
Maybe the next person to go hungry will be you or me?




Poetry by Judy T Lloyd
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Written on 2006-09-07 at 15:53

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Leif H T Strand
Some people think that blindness is something a few suffers. The thruth is that we all are born "blind" The first years we start seeing things. The following years we start closing our eyes. And when we aproach the end of our lives we are blind again, just living for our ow'n sake.
2006-09-11


keith nunes
strong poem judy and damn it you're right, hunger is a shit of a thing and just shouldn't happen and yet it does. one of my best friends uses a food bank from time to time and it's terribly sad that she needs to. thanks for your piece
2006-09-07