I AM HUNGRY WHAT CAN I HAVE?

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Ever looked around for something more to eat when you have plenty
i was started to graze and complaining to myself when the memory of my parents reaction to all I had  when I use to do this hit me hard. My parents were generous and loving and the thought of their reaction to my greed put me to shame.

I AM HUNGRY WHAT CAN I HAVE?

I am Hungry what can I have?

What can I have There’s nothing good to eat?

What can I have I’m looking for a treat?


There are brownies on the counter

Fresh fruit is in the bowl

Cut fruit is in the fridge

Yet I feel like a lost soul.


The freezer’s full of choices

Ribs , steak and chicken too

The cupboards full of Pasta

Oh what am I to do?


My mom would yell, “You ingrate.”

“You have more than enough to eat.

Think of those who are starving

Who can’t stand on their feet.”

 
I guess she made a good point

But it doesn’t help a bit

I’m looking for something special

Until I find it, I won't quit.


She’d say, “Stop searching for your dog’s load

When you can always go get more

Get up and feed the starving

Who can’t go to the store”.


I guess I’m not really hungry

The memory of her words causes shame

I’ll start cooking that food for the hungry

For the helpless, the sick and the lame.


Not everyone has a full larder

Some live in the park night and day

Some carry their lives in a suitcase

And just for a good meal they pray


God forgive me for being so greedy

For thinking I didn’t have enough

I pray that you bless all those in need

For them the goings still rough.

 

 

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dahlusion commented on I AM HUNGRY WHAT CAN I HAVE?

01-21-2010

"Some carry their lives in a suitcase And just for a good meal they pray" One of the most poetically touching lines I have read in a long time.

GURL commented on I AM HUNGRY WHAT CAN I HAVE?

12-10-2009

This is a very special piece..I enjoyed this one from line 1 also. I can relate to this cuz it seems no matter how much u give ur family gives its never enough..until u think of all of the starving ppl in this world who fighting to get a meal, education all the thing we take for granted.

cmlestrade

12/19/2009

Thanks, that's so true some of us have so much and just don't realize it.

stellar commented on I AM HUNGRY WHAT CAN I HAVE?

11-10-2009

This is very touching,,,I can really relate...Kind of similar to my "What is life?"...Because I can relate I so much love this poem...OH thanks for sharing..this is an additional insight

Lolee commented on I AM HUNGRY WHAT CAN I HAVE?

09-30-2009

This is a wonderful poem! It sheds light on many of us. Sometimes people that we know all our lives practically, can be hungry...but to embarrassed to let anyone know. That is why we need to be sensitive to the Spirit, and pray, so that God will show us who is in need right with in arms reach...as well as far away. Loved it cmlestrade!

cmlestrade

09/30/2009

I was very hungry once and sitting in the company lunchroom pretending I would rather read. My two friends Lizet and Rayann did not buy that nonsense for one minute. It was embarrasing when they began heaping my plate with their food but I cried later when I realized the joy of having such good friends.

CLB commented on I AM HUNGRY WHAT CAN I HAVE?

09-19-2009

Wow i do this everyday of my life i love eating,i see alot of food and say the same thing. that there is nothing good to eat. when like you said the cuboards are full. this was a great write i will definately thing of the starving and homeless next time i say that there is nothing to eat.

cmlestrade

09/20/2009

I do it a lot. I have to catch myself and realize how greedy I am. Two of my online friends called it when they said it's not always about the food. I have been thinking about that.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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