“Praying For More” (poem / poetry)

Desperate times, call for desperate quarters,

No sugar, for unsweetened cereal with water,

Some carrots, or a bowl of rice, is a good meal,

Things could be worse, despite how I feel.

But imagine you had six or more mouths to feed,

Unflinching hunger, caused by public greed,

Fill up on water guys, salt is a privilege,

You’re getting thin, I can now see your ribs a bit.

Bare supermarket shelves, collecting dust,

No faith in these firms in which we’d placed our trust,

Things look bleak, but I’m not even scared,

I just wish, that we were all better prepared.

Key workers applauded, thanked and cherished,

Without their bravery, we’d surely be finished,

Strangers show more concern than those in power,

Community spirit, helps our spirits flower.

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Hunger is no joke, it’s also frustrating when you have some random food items left, but nothing that goes together to make a plausible meal… therefore, it might be better to view food items as micro-courses, and eat them individually.

One important thing to remember, is staying hydrated, as often when people feel hungry, they are actually more thirsty than anything! When you’re found in a situation where you’re short on food, be prepared to eat some things that you don’t like the taste of, in the name of survival.

However, even when you find yourself in these tough circumstances, remember to be thankful that you have any food at all, as countless millions have it even worse, as they battle starvation every day, a reality that only worsens in times of global crisis.

I have heard about and witnessed many examples of heroism and community spirit, people who look out for their neighbours, and even strangers, sharing the warmth of their hearts with others. This is the real victory in my eyes, and something I hope to see continue to grow, long after this pandemic disappears.

Love and Respect always,

Following Whispers.

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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for over two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have three books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Poems That Move You". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared there, after which, why not pick up a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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