No More Hungry Children
Author: Marty Henry


It was a bad dream that woke me
around 1:30 AM feeling kind of cloudy within.
My stomach growled with hunger inside
yum milk & cookies sounded mighty fine.
with my milk and cookies watching TV
skipping through the channels
something stopped me at channel sixteen.
Little children with flies on their face,
my stomach full of disgrace.
Their fears. Their tears.
Sleeping on streets of stone,
no place to go or to call home.
With my milk and cookies by my side,
Now I truely feel sick and empty inside.
I said to myself why do I complain?
look at their tears and pain.
I know I can't save all the homeless and hungry people
in the world, but when I look at these little boys & girls.
Made a change in my heart
breaking some of my bad habits is a start.
No I'm not rich with a big house, fancy chandeleirs.
But I can at least reach out to wipe some of their tears.
I pray to GOD in good grace to take away their pain,
and flies upon their face.
Maybe some day they to can have milk cookies and watch TV.
With no more hungry children on channel sixteen.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Leah ( -- Saturday, December 6 2003, 10:39 pm


This is a good poem. It is true its realy hard almost impossible to feel sorry for yourself and your situations when you see hurting sick children.....I just hope and pray that something can be done to help these millions of children... (fixed)
Marty Henry ( -- Monday, December 8 2003, 05:17 pm

thank you

Thankyou for your comment-(38 times)HA HA
God Bless
kim l ( -- Wednesday, December 10 2003, 10:45 pm

no more hunger

now this is a special poem everyone should read. i just can't get over the way this special kind of man thinks. one of a kind.
thanks again kim l
Rebecca Henry (Poetess) ( -- Wednesday, January 14 2004, 01:16 am

You have so much compassion!

Bless you for thinking of the sick. You are a good man.
jenny ( -- Monday, July 19 2004, 08:25 pm

what beauty these words have

WOW marty this is one of the best poems I have read in a along time, you have a wonderful way with words.
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