Hungry Child

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He lies on the ground
Scorched by the Sun

Sucking at his dry tongue,
Pinching the sores that had almost dried
A swarm of flies crowd around his face
Licking the dried mango juice on his lips
Too weak to wave a hand
He wishes one fly would fall into his mouth

Exhausted from crying
With dried tears along his face
He swallows the dusty air
Igniting a coughing bout
That forces mucous from his nose
Which he licks with delight

But still no one notices his suffering
The whole is world deaf to his cries

Written by: Fiskani M’jew Nkhoma
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Author: admin

I am a member of the WRR editorial team.

  • more than poetry, the poetic convention itself is heart rending.
    Whether literature or science or any branch of knowledge intellect endevour should mitigate or eradicate this plight of our children.

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