I dream to stand proud and tall,
And, witness a world with zero hunger for all.
I dream to see children playing in soil,
That is rich in minerals, iron and oil.
I implore the citizens to hold hands,
From nearby towns to distant lands,
And Support our farmers, our real heroes,
To achieve the goal of the mighty zero.
Chasing the winds that blow from the west,
Waking the crops from slumber and rest,
The clouds that sail on the ocean of sky,
A vision I could forever behold in my eye.
The farmers toiling in the blazing Sun,
For us, to feed on rice and bun,
Paddy fields dancing to the songs of winds,
Freeing the misery from our minds.
A world where nobody sleeps without food,
And, children dance with happy mood.
From Asia to Africa we stand as one,
And, share our resources until our goal is done.
A Hunger Free World
With trepidation, I walk through crowded lanes,
Beggars with empty bowls and endless pains,
Starved and wretched in harrowing nights,
Helpless and hopeless, I watch their miserable plight.
Why should they beg for a morsel of food?
Have they never done any good?
Is hunger a curse reserved for the poor?
And, the rich sit atop opulence and grandeur.
The fallacy of equity rings in my ears,
The empty stomachs drenched with tears,
Will this colossal gap ever be bridged?
Among the poor, and the rich.
Beautiful eyes, submerged in excruciating pain,
Unspoken horrors, words can never explain,
People fighting over a sack of grains,
Clenched with indestructible hunger chains.
The planet and its resources belong to all,
Then, why don’t we break the inequality wall?
Food is a necessity for our race to survive
And, yet we keep fellow humans deprived.
The chain of hunger must be destroyed,
A global issue we can no longer avoid,
Zero hunger begins with zero wastage,
This message must be advocated on global stage.
United, we can extinguish the fire of hunger,
And, make our planet a heavenly wonder,
Where mindful and sustainable cultivation is observed,
To alleviate hunger, a goal well-deserved.
I am Aarna Pandey, student of grade 6 at Lancers International school, Gurgaon, India. I am deeply concerned and passionate about climate change and the United Nations sustainable development goals. My works aims to create awareness about these crucial issues. I have participated in many online workshops that discuss workable solutions to these global problems.
Original Version in Spanish
Veo el agua caer del cielo
Todos se miraban como lo vieron
Estaba Limpia y Puro
Algo que nadie hubiera visto
Como si estuvieran asustados
Lo miraron, mucho mejoraron
Como Mucha gente me decía
Salvemos el mundo si o si
El agua que tomamos es fácil de encontrar
Pero el agua limpia no la encontraras
Agua Sucia, que te vayas
No te queremos mas aqui
Porque así nos ensuciaras
Al Planeta y a mi
Lo bueno que recuerdes
Es que no estás solo
Juntos mejoramos y un lindo planeta viviremos
Agua Agüita como un buen niño te prometo que no te fallare
Yo me comprometo a defenderte
Así Como Pasan los días
Es un dia bueno para hacer una diferencia
Cada gota de agua cuenta
La gente no tiene conciencia
Y lo que hacen es malgastar
Llegara un dia de sequía
Que Dios nos favorezca, y nadie más
Levantate gente, levantate
Es hora de reunion
Porque nuestro mundo necesita acción
I see the water fall from the sky
They all looked at each other as they saw it
It was clean and pure
Something that no one would have seen
like they were scared
They looked at it, much improved
As many people told me
Let's save the world yes or yes
The water we drink is easy to find
But you won't find clean water
Dirty water, go away
We don't want you here anymore
Because then you dirty the planet and to me
The good thing you should always remember
is that you are not alone
Together we improve and a beautiful planet we will live
Water water like a good child I promise you that I will not fail you
I promise to defend you
As the days go by
It's a good day to make a difference
Every drop of water counts
people have no conscience
And what they do is waste
There will come a day of drought
May God favor us, and no one else
Get up people, get up
It's meeting time
Our world needs action
My Name is Aby, and I have been inspired to take action on the water is life project as it is a worldwide problem around the world I have chosen to make a poem in spanish.
These poems were written by young poets