General Poetry posted May 29, 2021

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Hunger is everywhere; please help!

An empty sack cannot stand

by joycetreasures

An Empty Sack Can't Stand Up

An empty sack can't stand up anymore.
All the potatoes are gone, and it lays silently on the floor.
When will it be filled again?
Will it be a day or a month, the children patiently wait!
We tend to buy more food than we will ever eat; then throw away the remains.
Hunger pains are felt by many young children daily all over the world.
An undernourished child should never be a factor in the richest country in the world; the United States.
There's no food in many ice boxes and sometimes there's no ice to even keep food cool and safe.
It's not the child's fault, we know this, but it's exceedingly difficult to hide a child's hunger pain.
Sometimes, there's no water for the family garden to grow basic vegetables to eat.
No clean water to drink happens to many children everywhere, it's incredibly sad.
The silent tears trickle down their faces as they try to fall asleep at night.
Even the animals are dying from the lack of clean water and food in many places.
Yes, the empty sack is empty and can't stand up anymore.
It lays in the corner near the empty rice bin.
No one should die from starvation or malnourishment; especially a child.


There's much we can do if we take time to help with the hunger cause.
This is not a blame poem, it's to share we ALL can do just a little more to an overlooked this problem.
Prayer is always good but Giving is so much better.
If you can, please give to this needy cause to stop hunger through the world.
I know, God will bless you graciously, if you do!
Thank you.

I have been away for awhile from FanStory, and it's very humbling to be back. This is a free verse because I can share my message better. Thank you and God bless.
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