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Poverty And Hunger

by Uttam Gill (writer), BOMBAY(MUMBAI), March 15, 2013

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It's about poverty and hunger...In hunger they were born…In hunger they lived and in hunger they died...We need to do a lot to eradicate global poverty so that no one dies due to hunger

Those who are living in absolute poverty, life can be so villainous. Millions of people die, due to hunger. There is no need of concentration camps and no need of gas chambers...They will vanish due to hunger. They are everywhere...They are strewn all over; on pavements...footpaths...subways...near the gutter...under the bridge...in open ground... in desert...in plains....in mountains. They are out there with no one to take care. They are rotting...they are dying over there, in those killing fields, where people in abject poverty trying hard to live. The hungry masses in rain...in scorching heat...in extreme winters are left unattended, to die...Are we innocent? No we are not. We are killers, because we are mutely conniving with, fatal fate accompli of millions of people, by abandoning them to die. We are silent. In the conspiracy of silence we are all sinners. How is that, we can even think, that we are innocent.

In the intense struggle to survive in this world, many human beings are left to the pathetic circumstances of poverty. Poverty is not, as we weigh with our visual disgust. Millions of people in unimaginable terms of poverty, struggling to settle with life, each day for them is a curse. The matter of hope never touches their heart; they live but death looms over them, with ease. Death is an inevitable truth, so as the life is. This world is so beautiful but life is not; in the demarcated existence of human beings, the poverty distinguishes itself with extreme cruelty, which brazenly bludgeons every hope. The reasons of good gets shredded with so much of impunity, that in the filth of existence, the poverty stricken masses are looked upon with disdain.

The Global poverty can be seen in every nook and corner of the world. Why it is so, that in spite of development in every field of human existence, poverty holds millions of people to its ransom. Think of worse, which what can happen to any human being, who is poor and holds no means to feed. He survives every day and every day is a miracle to him that he survives. He lives, to die another day. And when he dies, he goes unnoticeable.

The mortification of the downtrodden cannot be comprehended in words but yes, as we look, we find no life in them. With stoned eyes, they permit your gaze, to scan deeper the deplorable conditions they live in. They have no other choice; they just don’t have any emotion and they have no strength to question or to pretend. One can only see the starvation raising siren on their face.

My innocence, if wish to claim the place of honor of not knowing about such killing fields then certainly something terribly wrong with me…I cannot immortalize my arrogance of innocence over the dead bodies, who once upon a time were living human being.

In hunger they were born…In hunger they lived and in hunger they died



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Uttam Gill is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By melanie jean juneau on March 15, 2013 at 03:42 pm

In hunger they were born…In hunger they lived and in hunger they diedUTTAM, YOUR OPENING AND CLOSING LINES ARE POWERFUL.THEY COULD BE A CAMPAIGNE DRIVE'S MOTTO

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 15, 2013 at 03:59 pm

You have brought all your beautiful heart to bleed on this page Uttam. It is profound, powerful, and very motivating with touching such deep emotion with your expressive words and emotions. You exhale when you write about others sorrows, your kind heart, in many ways gives birth to the article which certainly is amazing. Well done Uttam, as always . :-)

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 15, 2013 at 04:51 pm

*excel ...lol dah...brain freeze.

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By Uttam Gill on March 16, 2013 at 08:57 am

Thanks Melanie

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By Uttam Gill on March 16, 2013 at 08:59 am

Barb, as always you are always so encouraging...Thank you so much

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By Annie44 on March 16, 2013 at 11:25 am

Uttam, this is very powerful. Like Melanie, I think your opening and closing are griping. When so much is spent on war, I wish we could take those funds and make sure that no one will ever suffer from hunger again. Thanks Uttam...you took on a giant problem and did it justice.

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By Uttam Gill on March 16, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Thanks Annie...Let's pray for these poverty stricken people and help each one in what ever way we can

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By Betty B. on March 17, 2013 at 07:18 am

amen

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By Credo on September 19, 2013 at 02:31 pm

Excellence is captured in articles such as this where wisdom and sympathy are displayed together hand in hand.

Ditto.....

:)Credo

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