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Saturday, 10 December 2011

The Other Half

Merry Christmas
To the other half.

Give this thought
This night you eat
A lovely roast
Or a Turkey treat
Half the World
Is staving NOW
Not living on
The fatted cow.

These hungry millions
Of half this world
Care not the luxuries
Of diamonds or pearls
A bowl of rice
Is all they want
From this great big
Worlds feeding pot.

New born babies
From the mother’s womb
Add to the millions
In the hunger queue
No milk to feed them
From the mother’s breast
For she herself
Is a skeleton, no less.

A ripe old age
Is not for them
When starvation
Kills, nine out of ten
We stack our food
In mountainous stocks
Sometimes left
To stink and rot
Can’t mankind
Forget his greed
And give this food
To those in need

Peter Wicks , Merry Christmas all….

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