STOP THE HUNGER


Today is the final day of the 2019 April PAD Challenge, but come back tomorrow for the first Wednesday Poetry Prompt of May and stay for Poetic Form Fridays, the next WD Poetic Form Challenge, and so much more!

It’s time for our fifth (and final) Two for Tuesday prompt of the month! Pick one prompt or use both…your choice!

Write a stop poem.
Write a don’t stop poem.

Tuesday 30th April 2019

DAY THIRTY

Robert Lee Brewers Poem a Day Challenge

Image courtesy of pixabay.com

STOP THE HUNGER
by John Yeo

The pangs were gnawing away inside
As we hungered for days gone by.
The biggest casualty was our pride.

The life force of rain has been denied
We couldn’t stop them however we try,
The pangs were gnawing away inside

Our food supply now long gone we hide
Our principles begging for food we belie
The biggest casualty was our pride.

Hope with charity and kindness beside
As the children and our elders began to die
The pangs were gnawing away inside.

Finally our bodies racked with pain we cried.
Out for mercy from the blue sunlit sky
The biggest casualty was our pride.

Our senses were dulled when food finally arrived.
The torrid sun baked the soil bone dry
The pangs were gnawing away inside.
The biggest casualty was our pride.

© John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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