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Gusts of Hunger


A wind gust rolls a broken bowl across volcanic ground,

while camps full of the hungry wait for food from strangers.

People line up with hands outreached and stomachs empty.

The barefoot mother of eight sips bottled water saving the rest,

her teenage daughter stares helplessly into the dust.


A boy embraces an empty bowl as a symbol of hope,

while his father erects a makeshift tent.

Women scavenge for wood to sell for food.

Starvation spreads across a languid land.

Until the bowl brims with justice, hunger hurts every nation.


Published by:  A Better World for Peace & Justice

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