The Scourge of Famine
I saw the deplorable picture of a human being,
Yes, a famished human being,
There he was,
One of us he was,
And yet not a normal individual,
For he was in circumstances unusual.
Where has our humanity gone?
Like the wind gone?
Has it become immune to the suffering
Of a human being?
What about the government’s duty?
What about the citizens’ duty?
Are we to stones turned?
Have we become too hard hearted?
Where are we heading?
What are we conquering?
Why don’t we reach our conscience?
Why don’t we remember life’s transience?
Much is said on equality,
Conferences and glib talk over a thousand
Are being held in all the lands.
What we need is to give immediate help, not only talking,
As upholding human rights, remove the suffering,
Of these destitute beings.