The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 18 – Famine

Feb 18

The prompt for Day 18 is the word Famine.

Cracked earth tiled for miles
thirsts for a drop of water
waits disillusioned.

Hungry eyes, parched lips.
Empty heart yearns. Dreams of an
Affectionate kiss
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An absence of love
No kindness or compassion
An unfulfilled life.

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 18 – February 18th – Theme or Word: Famine
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  1. Very nice…you captured the sad and poignant scene ~

  2. Cathy Taughinbaugh /

    Hi Vidya,

    I love this haiku! You paint the picture with your words about the devastation a famine an cause. It’s hard to imagine, but we know that life can be so unkind. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry.

    • :-) Thank you, Cathy. The word famine always brings all sorts of deprivation images to the mind! Hugs! And I appreciate the compliment very much!

  3. thoughtful Vidya.. :-)

  4. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.-Dalai Lama

  5. Vidya….
    Each one you write pulls at my heartstring…especially this phrase….
    Hungry eyes, parched lips.
    Empty heart yearns. Dreams of an
    Affectionate kiss

    You’re a fine poet Vidya….it is a treat that you are sharing your artistry with us :)

  6. that’s touching :)

  7. Very thought provoking. Thanks Vidya!