With hungry eyes and gnarled knuckles,
Please could you spare me something?
But they hurried along!
No one cared to look,
They were in a rush and too busy!
In abject poverty and clad in rags,
Hunger had punctured holes in her innards,
She cried out for help!
But no one cared to hear.
They were too ashamed to cast her a glance!
Flea bitten worn blankets,
Torn cartons for bed,
Under the stormy weather,
It’s bitterly cold!
Looking in at the warm and shiny windows,
Where laughter and food overflowed,
Into plates, leftovers to the trash,
Thrown away to go to waste!
He scurries over,
Digging for leftovers,
And a feast did he find.
With tears in his eyes,
As he gobbles grungy droppings,
That were several days over!
He is thankful for the offerings,
Shared with his stray companions,
A lame dog that no one wanted again,
And a one-eyed cat,
His companions at the garbage table!
Sir? Could you spare me a piece of bread? Please?
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
Please don’t throw away food, someone out there is dying from hunger.
”If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”- Mother Theresa
”No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank
”A heart that gives, gathers.” – Tao Te Ching
Jennifer at INK and QUILL has invited me to participate in 5 day photo story challenge.
Post a picture each day, for five consecutive days. Attach a story to your image.
*can be fiction / non-fiction
*poem / short paragraph
*each day nominates another blogger
I invite Kay Morris, my fabulous blogger friend , to join the photo story challenge. I look forward to reading from you if you choose to participate. Enjoy 🙂