food for thought

if these walls could talk
they would weep and wail with grief
sharing tales of pain

pain that illumines
abandonment of children
who barely survive

survive in a world
that ignores cries of children
if these walls could talk

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Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 26 – February 26th – Theme: Paint the Image
Inspirational Image from: Google Images, Author: Unknown

Food for Thought

12 Myths About Hunger

Go to the link to read the full explanation of these myths.

  1. Not Enough Food to Go Around
  2. Nature's to Blame for Famine
  3. Too Many People
  4. The Environment vs. More Food?
  5. The Green Revolution is the Answer
  6. We Need Large Farms
  7. The Free Market Can End Hunger
  8. Free Trade is the Answer
  9. Too Hungry to Fight for Their Rights
  10. More U.S. Aid Will Help the Hungry
  11. We Benefit From Their Poverty
  12. Curtail Freedom to End Hunger?

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 25:34-40, NIV

18 comments

  1. Susie Clevenger said on February 25, 2012
    Such a powerful writing on hunger and thanks for the information
  2. Ellecee said on February 25, 2012
    "if these walls could talk" Yes, if only. Perhaps even shout. Thank you for your very expressive Haiku for Day 26 and for the information links
  3. Chevrefeuille said on February 25, 2012
    "If this walls could talk" than they could tell you how wonderfully composed these haiku are. And that walls could tell you a lot about the boy and the child on the picture. Very strong image you have painted. Thank for the Myths about Hunger.
  4. Valli said on February 25, 2012
    A very touching post about hunger....loved it :)
    1. Terri said on February 25, 2012
      Thank you. I get pretty angry when I think about it too much. :-/
  5. Asni said on February 26, 2012
    Such a sad situation and I can see that you are very touched by it.
    1. Terri said on February 26, 2012
      Yes. It seems so overwhelming.
  6. sonsy lass said on February 26, 2012
    What to say? What can anyone say? You've said it for me - thankyou
  7. Grace said on February 26, 2012
    Very meaningful and take on the prompt...It is heartbreaking to see these pictures of children abandon and living on the dirty streets ~
  8. becca givens said on February 26, 2012
    Very powerfully written, Terri ... The added information is a great resource. I did not have the "heart" to go with the realism of either image ...Here is my Day 26.
  9. lolamouse said on February 26, 2012
    Thank you for your touching haiku(s) and the information.
    1. Terri said on February 26, 2012
      Thanks Lola. I appreciate it.
  10. Vidya Sury said on February 26, 2012
    Wonderful, Terri. The best I read today. :-) Hugs.
    1. Terri said on February 26, 2012
      Thank you so much.
  11. magicalmysticalteacher said on February 26, 2012
    Thank you especially for the words of Jesus, who always seems to have amazingly simple solutions to what we consider complex problems. Someone is hungry? Feed her! Someone is in prison? Visit him! Someone is a stranger in a strange land? Invite her in for a meal! Again, thank you. Instead of Food
    1. Terri said on February 26, 2012
      I know. I don't understand why we don't take these words seriously. Sigh.
  12. Someone is Special said on February 26, 2012
    Powerful take on hunger... Loved it... Thanks Terri..!
  13. zongrik said on February 28, 2012
    so much grief and pain

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