Famine | Teen Ink


November 29, 2011
By teacuppoetry GOLD, Lancashire, Other
teacuppoetry GOLD, Lancashire, Other
15 articles 1 photo 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes- Sherlock Holmes

We sit here with our technology, lives, food and water whilst so many miles away there are people starving, alone, incapacitated with fatigue and slowly dying

All they want is is food and water and most importantly, a life. We complain about not getting what we want when there are people out there who only want food and water

Dangerously skinny to the point where you can see their ribs. Desperate for food and water, any bit of food or drink they can find, they treasure like an important possession

So next time we complain about something stupid just think how lucky we are to live the way we do, how lucky we are to have a life

The author's comments:
I hope people will realise how lucky they are from reading this

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on Jan. 27 2015 at 5:12 pm
AbigailGilgal GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write for the same reason I breath- because if I didn't, I would die"
~Isaac Asimov

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed."
~ Ernest Hemingway

I LOVED this. It feels like this whole nation is so surrounded by excess we all forgot the word "need". This piece has so much power in such a short work. Fantastic.