You see me now as bare bones and skin
And shrug away my misery, as it ain’t yours
My zeal for survival beats that of all your kin
Because I stay hungry for days, not just hours
I look to the land searching for a hint of grain
Don’t you assume it is because I am a farmer
I look to the sky welcoming a sprinkle of rain
On a summer day, if it is too much warmer
How you wonder that I could survive
Despite the misdemeanors of Nature on me
With no food to eat and a ‘long‘ life to live
I cant to afford to call it anyone’s felony
I hate to hold out my hands, Oh giveable one
To ask for a morsel of food just to be existent
Of all the charitable deeds that could be done
Just give me some hope and make me jubiliant
There are channels to reach me in a way better
Than simply showing an ounce of compassion
For, in this material world, only materials matter
To support my being from eventual extinction
Akshaya Patra is a foundation for midday meal program. It is a Non-Governmental Organization in India. It runs the world’s largest NGO midday meal program for underprivileged school children.
(Images courtesy : Please click on the respective thumbnails)
The cause is being projected elsewhere too. Kindly promote it there as well.
18 thoughts on “In Hunger, We Live…”
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Glad to see so many bloggers joining hands to feed the future souls of India! Their mission statement says it all.
very sensitive pics. great.
The lines touched…well written!
@All : Thank you very much 🙂
each and every line went straight inside ..last 4 lines the BEST
but there are many smaller organisations which need help.. bigger ones will anyways get funds.. what about the smaller ones??
Checked you blog after a looongg time….Found so many new posts 😛
i can understand after how “loong” u r here again 😉
oh my god! u shld have put a warning about the images! 😦
A good and needful initiative.. Hope atleast by seeing/reading this, people will think twice before wasting the food and try to help the poor with tht instead..
The pictures and post moved me to tears. One needs to think twice before wasting food. Hope we come across more and more awareness programs and charitable events. Corporates can play a huge role in this.
@Reema: its a bitter truth.. the pictures are just a window to it..
@anbu: yes.. my point also..
@Mahak: things are being done in corporates also.. but very few tk it on a big scale.. heard abt CSR? Corporate Social Responsibility.. it is coming outta d corporates..
Totally touching and captivating!
well written post and at the same time disturbing too to face the hard facts…
That child in the orange all the way at the top
is he still alive and well? i saw that picture and he reminded me of my little cousin and made me feel
just terrible about it
i just wanted to know about the welfare of the child and if anything contact my email at email@example.com
I heartily appreciate your concern, but unfortunately, it is late now. I believe you followed the link in the image as I found your comment there.
It hurts my heart terribly knowing this