Hungry | 5-minute Freewrite by @mariannewest

in #freewrite6 years ago (edited)


I told my children once that they have never known the real meaning of being hungry. Intense hunger is never part of their life. How lucky they are.

"I am hungry!" they exclaimed.

Then the moment if they see what being served is not what they want to eat, they might comment, "Why don't have fried chicken?"

See, hungry people eat whatever that is served. They won't make any remark such as above. Hungry human beings to the point of starvation eat even food thrown into the bin.

Typing this, my heart aches - the fact that they are still some citizens in some countries who faces starvation and malnutrition. To say that they are hungry, is an understatement. They are severely desperately in need of food.

We see documentation of children dying because of starvation. This is beyond hungry. We see video clips of children eat biscuits made out of mud and drink urine from animals. Then we also experience extreme luxury where food are wasted and tonnes are being dumped.

What has the world become? Can't the wealth and food be shared equally? I don't know, and I just genuinely ask. And I am not government and I do not know how to governments work and collaborate with one another. Things are not as easy as it is being said or questioned. I ask merely from my naiveness.

But I am thankful for organisation and communities who step up the help the underprivileged. To serve the poor. To feed those who are hungry. To lead those who are lost.


Thank you for reading my heart.


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True indeed. It is heartbreaking to see people starving while others live in luxury. Great writeup Jadeline.

It's a crazy world where some people suffer from obesity, while others are dying of starvation...

nice story @iamjadeline. An interesting fact to add to this is that often when we think we are hungry, its actually water that our body craves and not food!

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@iamjadeline, this blog of yours......(left me with) TEARemendouS!

Hats off to @mariannewest for choosing this prompt.

The moment i read this word, my mind is reminiscent of a saddest thing that shook the entire world and left everyone in tears.

A pic of Starving Child and Vulture by Kevin Carter in 1993 literally, i say, literally shook the world.

Carter won a Pulitzer for his image, but the darkness of that bright day never lifted from him. In July 1994 he took his own life, writing, “I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings & corpses & anger & pain.”

Very unfortunate, really very, very unfortunate.....


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Like you said, there are many organizations who feed the poor but sadly, it just isn't enough and more help is needed. What breaks my heart the most is the children who are hungry and are starving to death. So very sad. Yes, the food should be shared equally!

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