By: R. J. Denzel

(Note: This photograph showing a starving Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture won Kevin Carter the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.)

why oh why
what have I done
to be in a place
where there
is no hope

no food
no drink
all alone
so young

no future
no past
can't understand

gift to mankind

cruelty of mankind
dying of thirst

cruelty of nature
cruelty of man

food and water
not here
never enough
hunger constant
thirst constant
suffering constant
future is dim

I am forsaken
what have I done
death is near
end the suffering

R. J. Denzel
R. Jacob Post Poetic Muses

Daily Quote:
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.

Linguist Corner-ITALIAN: volo / flight /noun
Example: Il volo per Bari รจ stato cancellato a causa della nebbia.
Translation: The flight to Bari was canceled due to the fog.

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Posted by V. Mahfood - 2010
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5 Responses
  1. Excellent poem about a hopeless condition
    My heart breaks for these children. Death sadly is a blessing

  2. V. Mahfood Says:

    Seeing the horror these children endure makes my blood run cold. It is beyond heartless. I will tell the author about your comment! Thanks!

  3. R. Jacob Says:

    Thank you for your kind words.

  4. songsnwords Says:

    Very moving and tragic words...a reality still, in this part of the world too.

  5. R. Jacob Says:

    A sad plight that unfortunately could be prevented if the world united against such a thing. Someday....