Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Hungry Man

The hungry man has not time for questions
Other than perhaps:
Spare change
Got any jobs
May I have some
The hungry man cannot ask why
Or how come
The hungry man has no time for philosophy
Not when the stomach grumbles
The hungry man seeks food 
Not truths
How lucky to have the luxury
To ask the existential
How fortunate to find the time to ponder
The imponderables
Such as why are others hungry
The hungry man cannot idle away time wondering
No debates
No parleys
No discussions
He must feed himself and perhaps a family
So it is that we are lucky
Not to be the hungry man
Luckier still if we can feed him

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