A hunger free world
by Aarna P.
(Gurgaon, Haryana, India. )
With trepidation, I walk through crowded lanes,
Beggars with empty bowls and endless pains,
Starved and wretched in harrowing nights,
Helpless and hopeless, I watch their miserable plight.
Why should they beg for a morsel of food?
Have they never done any good?
Is hunger a curse reserved for the poor?
And, the rich sit atop opulence and grandeur.
The fallacy of equity rings in my ears,
The empty stomachs drenched with tears,
Will this colossal gap ever be bridged?
Among the poor, and the rich.
Beautiful eyes, submerged in excruciating pain,
Unspoken horrors, words can never explain,
People fighting over a sack of grains,
Clenched with indestructible hunger chains.
The planet and its resources belong to all,
Then, why don’t we break the inequality wall?
Food is a necessity for our species to survive
And, yet we keep fellow humans deprived.
The chain of hunger must be destroyed,
A global issue we can no longer avoid,
Zero hunger begins with zero wastage,
This message must be advocated on global stage.
United, we can extinguish the fire of hunger,
And, make our planet a heavenly wonder,
Where mindful and sustainable cultivation is observed,
To alleviate hunger, a goal well-deserved.