Read Time:36 Second [Hungry Child]
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

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  1. Saatyaki S/o Seshendra Sharma – Hyderabad : Telangana State : India – Saatyaki S/o Seshendra Sharma 55 Years M.A (Political Science) J.N.U: New Delhi: India Publisher & Coordinator Living: Hyderabad: Telangana State: India , 07702964402 , 09441070985 “Kaasyashcha parameswasaha sikhandeecha mahaarathaha Drishtadyumno viraatascha Saatyakischaaparaajithaha” -Bhagavat Gita-Chapter-1/17 sloka
    Saatyaki So Seshendra Sharma says:

    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.

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Samson says:

      These are harsh truths Sir. Thanks

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