Black Poetry : as the world hungers...

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  1. ladyx

    ladyx Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    we cannot imagine hunger until we see
    pot-bellied children covered with sores
    swatting flies away from small, drawn faces
    and tiny limbs bent and backs bowed

    it isn't real to us until
    we move beyond the television screen
    and transport out bodies to the scenes

    of the ravages of 3rd-world living
    and the lies the media tells about 1st world giving

    the truth of these atrocities we never
    really know

    but I've come back
    to tell you so


    x


    I'm painfully aware that the same suffering is right here in our inner cities....and I feel the truth is, malnourishment on every level of our existence, is a worldwide epidemic.
     
  2. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for this "Stop-n-Think" piece of reality.

    BE
     
  3. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    you know

    i've asked do these uppity bastards need $500,000,000,000 to live
    spread to of that money

    NO ONE SHOULD BE HUNGRY ON PLANET EARTH AT THIS STAGE IN HUMAN HISTORY.

    unbelievable
     
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    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The ability to recognizes ones inabilities to Empathize is remarkable in and of itself.

    As I sit and stuff my face
    Clean my plate
    And then wonder why I just cant loose the weight
    Gluttony in all that we do
    Is the American way
    I do have an inkling of the pain they feel
    But if we are our brothers keepers the very least we should do is to appreciate the food on our own plate.
    thank you for the reminder
     
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    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome ~

    :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    very nice peace Ladyx
    thank you for sharing it here
    please make yourself at home
    koolaide in da fridge
    Afridancr and Bishop know
    where they hid the cookies

    you're welcome to all we have

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    ladyx

    I am thankful you found your way home ~

    Edify and stimulate my consciousness, my sista...

    I hunger

    a
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes...this is a "stop & think" piece. Touched by the read.

    *mediatating on my spoiled condition*
     
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