Hunger stalks the earth in hand with poverty,
drought, flood, war and refugees.
There is little change in signs of malnourished
people and occasional aide trucks.
No change in dying people as disease
follows this caravan of misery.
A little help may soothe the pain but not enough.
Governments and religions are sometimes
the cause, the help or a vacuous stare
when more aide is sought..
Mankind can not agree on any path to health
for all and end the hunger cycle.
We are all dependent on the chance
of birth, weather, war and economics
as to what and when or even if we eat.
Our actions are not enough to make mankind humane.
The poems that follow are powerful evidence that Poetry Speaks Back to Hunger!