Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Poet: R. Jacob, "No Hope"

"No Hope"

'why oh why
what have I done
to be in a place
where there
is no hope

no food
no drink
all alone
so young

no future
no past
can't understand
forsaken

gift to mankind
possibilities
unlimited
doctor
scientist

cruelty of mankind
starvation
dying of thirst

cruelty of nature
cruelty of man

food and water
everywhere
not here
never enough
hunger constant
thirst constant
suffering constant
future is dim

I am forsaken
what have I done
death is near
end the suffering'

Poem by R. Jacob, Poetic Muses
- http://rjacobpostpoeticmuses.blogspot.com/2010/08/no-hope.html

The photograph showing a starving Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture
won Kevin Carter the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.

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