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June 17, 2024

I Know How To Spell 'HUNGER!'

By Pranab Ghosh

I Know How To Spell ‘HUNGER!’

I have come to know
What hunger is!

I have learnt by heart
Its spelling

The alphabets come
One after another…

Like incessant waves
Hitting the distant shore…

And I observe from afar
The passing minutes

The unanswered requests,
I implore…
I beg…
I borrow…

Only at the end of the day
‘civilization’
Sets
Across
The
Horizon

And I go to sleep
Dreaming of a new day
A day when all will get
Four square meals
A day that will dawn…
A day that will continue…

In my life and yours…

A day…
A day…
A day…







Author's Note: The word ‘Hunger’ has assumed a special significance in our lives as India finds her place abysmally low in the Hunger Index of the World.


Article © Pranab Ghosh. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-09-04
Image(s) are public domain.
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