Philip Carter

(London)

Hunger For Some


Sitting here at meal times
With a plate filled up with food
I have a choice of what to eat
Depending on my mood
Shall I have a roast beef spread
Or maybe fish & chips
I should be careful what I eat
It may go straight to my hips
Getting fat, though unhealthy,
Doesn't worry me at all
I do a lot of walking
So weight from my waist will fall
But in the world there are people
Who do not have a voice
They have no chance to pick & choose
For them there is no choice
If it's there and looks edible
They will fight to get their fill
Even though it's going bad
And could make them very ill
They eat any food they find
To ignore it, they won't do
If I didn't know when my next meal is
I'd do the same, wouldn't you?
We do not ask you to give up food
Just to think of those without
And maybe donate some small change
And delay the hunger bout.

Submitted: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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