The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 18 – Famine

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The prompt for Day 18 is the word Famine.
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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14 Comments

  1. Grace

    February 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Very nice…you captured the sad and poignant scene ~

    http://everydayamazin.blogspot.com/2012/02/famine.html

    • Vidya Sury

      February 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you, Grace! yours was lovely!

  2. Cathy Taughinbaugh

    February 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    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.

    • Vidya Sury

      February 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      :-) 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. Someone is Special

    February 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    thoughtful Vidya.. :-)

    • Vidya Sury

      February 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks, Saravana

  4. Unknown Mami

    February 19, 2012 at 2:34 am

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

    • Vidya Sury

      February 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      You’re absolutely right, Unknown Mami. The Dalai Lama’s quotes are words to live by. Thank you!

  5. Fran Sorin

    February 19, 2012 at 5:29 am

    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 :)

    • Vidya Sury

      February 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you for the kind words, Fran. Your words will be my affirmation when I am low. Hugs!

  6. farouk

    February 19, 2012 at 8:31 am

    that’s touching :)

    • Vidya Sury

      February 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you, dear Farouk! So glad to have you here! Hugs!

  7. Betsy at Zen-Mama

    February 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Very thought provoking. Thanks Vidya!

    • Vidya Sury

      February 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Dear Betsy, thank you for coming by! Hugs to you!