Welcome to Food Poems on World Food Day, which is celebrated on 16 October every year. I have written three poems related to food. I have expressed my feelings in simple English. Food poems on World Food Day should force us to think seriously about food, food security and food supply etc.

Let us all be aware that nearly 98% of global hunger exists in under developed countries. Also let us not forget that food is a fundamental human right. World Food Day ensures nutritious diets and food security across the globe.

Three poems that I have written in honor of World Food Day have different titles as given below…..

  • We can care – We can share
  • The world is progressing and global poor are crying
  • Please think over….

Before you read the poems, may I request you to know something about some important things/ terms related to food, food production etc. For this, help has been taken from Internet.

Also, let us know something about World Food Day and Why do we celebrate World Food Day.

WORLD FOOD DAY:-

World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year world wide on 16 October to commemorate the date of the founding of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945 ( Wikipedia )

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE WORLD FOOD DAY?

World Food Day is celebrated annually on 16 October to promote global awareness and action for those suffer from hunger, and highlight the need to ensure healthy diets for all.

Now, let us know….

DICTIONARY MEANING OF FOOD:-

When used as noun-

any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth.

“ we need food and water”

Similar words… nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, subsistence etc.

  • Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. Food is usually of plant, animal or fungal origin, and contains essential nutrients such as Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins or Minerals.

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DICTIONARY MEANING OF AGRICULTURE:-

When used as noun…

the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool and other products.

Similar words- farming, cultivation, tillage, tilling, husbandry etc

  • Agriculture is the practice of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, where by farming or domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. ( Wikipedia )

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MEANING OF POVERTY:-

Poverty is the state of not having enough material possessions or income for a person’s basic needs. Poverty may include social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty measures compare income against the amount needed to meet basic personal needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. ( Wikipedia )

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DICTIONARY MEANING OF HUNGER:-

When used as noun…

a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat.

“ she was faint with hunger”

When used as verb…..

have a strong desire or craving for

“he hungered for a sense of self – worth”

Similar words… desire, crave

As we have understood the above terms, we are now ready to read the poems in simple English. I have just tried to express my feelings on this important Day related to poverty, hunger and food.

( POEMS )

( 1 )

WE CAN CARE – WE CAN SHARE

Food is the need of everyday

Without food how can one live, survive or stay?!

The naked truth is very much painful

Everyday many man and woman struggle

To feed their children a simple meal

Forget about nutritious meal

So sad, they sleep hungry without any meal.

This world of ours, produces enough food

Our world can feed everyone.

Alas! It’s painful, it’s unbearable

Millions of people go to bed without food every night.

Why this should happen?

When we produce enough food grains

Can we not care?

Can we not share?

Can we not think together?

Can we not solve together?

When we have enough food grains to feed the entire world.

Food is the need of every day

Without food, how can one live, survive or stay?

There is no scarcity of food

Still people stay hungry!

For this can we blame any one?

Can we put responsibility on any one?

Can the poor be bold enough to force their Government to feed them?

The questions are tricky

The questions are painful

The answer has to be found out

We all…the entire world should be responsible

We all have to find solutions

For dignity and honor of this world.

Let us not play with the lives

Let us love life

Few thing that we all can do….

We can practically care

We can practically share

We can be compassionate

We have to empathize and donate

To help the poor, to help the needy

We should always be ready

No one should waste or throw food

Let us think of millions that don’t get food

Let us do something to eradicate hunger for ever

Let us always believe….

We can care and we can share

If we all think alike

Hunger and poverty can be defeated

This world can be a better place to live in…….

( 2 )

THE WORLD IS PROGRESSING AND GLOBAL POOR ARE CRYING

The world is progressing and global poor are crying

The reasons are many

May be political, may be religious, ethnic etc. etc.

This world is very competitive

Everybody is very much active and reactive.

The world is progressing and global poor are crying

People want to increase their pace

They want to do many things

They even want to go to space

Want to settle down in new planets.

The world is progressing and global poor are crying

People are running after accumulating wealth and more wealth

For wealth, they even neglect their health.

The world is progressing and global poor are crying

All are after profit and more profit

Profit orientation is high

For wealth, name and fame

Even they want to die!

The world is progressing and global poor are crying

The world is very much competitive

Everybody is very much active and reactive

People want to be celebrity

Want to have new identity.

Yes – no harm in new identity and new progress

Progress in all sphere is welcome

But, please think at what cost?

Again, it is so sad – it is so painful

Progress and growth is only for few.

It is so sad – it is so painful

Exploitation is taking place in new form and new shape

Poor people are misplaced

Poor becoming poorer

Rich becoming richer

At whose cost?

At what cost?

At whose support?

Many have to ask these questions

Many, many more have to find the answers.

The world is progressing and global poor are crying

The world is very much competitive

Everybody is very much active and reactive

We all know

Asking questions is very vital and important

But, taking action is more vital and most important

We have lot to do as individual as well as group, society or country.

On this World Food Day

Let us please think about the global poor

We can be happy

There is no scarcity of food in the world

The food produced can feed the entire population of the world

Even after that there will be surplus

But what an irony !

It is so sad – it is so painful

Many people sleep without food in the night.

Shall we not think about this basic need

Shall we not show our concern about our fellow human – beings

How can we boast about our progress?

How to justify about our thinking to settle down in new planet?

What is the real condition of this planet?

Please think whether these questions should be asked or not?

Dear Friends!

Tell me….

Who is concerned about global poor?

Is it the responsibility of the wealthy?

Is it the responsibility of World Food Programme or World Food Organization?

Can the Organization alone eradicate poverty?

Dear Friends!

All these questions are to be answered

Should we tolerate acute global food insecurity?

No, Dear Friends! No, No, No

We all together should find solutions

We should not allow children and people to be affected by malnutrition

The surplus nutritious food should be distributed.

Dear Friends!

Please think over….

What type of progress we want to see

Can we not have a holistic progress?

Can we not have smiling world?

Can we not have a healthy, wealthy, smiling and satisfied world?

Yes friends! Yes – we can do it

Let us empathize with the global poor

Just participate and follow the guide lines and mission of World Food Day

Let us help and allow every global citizen to live with dignity and honor.

( 3 )

PLEASE THINK OVER….

The world produces enough food

The world can feed the entire population of the world

Please think over….

Why and How many people in the world sleep hungry everyday?

Is wastage of food as one of the main reason of global hunger

Or, poor supply and distribution system the main reason?

Whatever it may be

Let us feel sorry for the wastage

Let us also think over and be concerned about…

Wastage of around 40% of food grains due to lack of storage infrastructure

This is so sad, but this is true and this is the fact.

Please think over….

What will be the impact of

Climate change and global warming on agriculture

We know bad days are ahead

Again, we should feel ashamed

We are not doing much

Rather, we are exploiting the nature.

Please think over….

About global hunger, lack of nutritious diets and food security

When there is so much scientific development in agriculture.

Please think over….

Nearly 5 million children die annually due to malnutrition

That too in developing countries

More than 20 million children suffer from acute malnutrition

In Africa and South – East Asia.

The entire world citizen….

Please think over seriously and meaningfully

Should we allow this to continue?

Should we take fruitful and practical action

To achieve zero hunger target by 2030

Let us think over seriously

Let us contribute whatever possible smilingly

Let us see a happy world

Let us see a dignified world.

CONCLUSION:-

Hope, you liked the food poems on world food day. The poems call for united action to beat the hunger, to eradicate hunger globally.

People across the globe should join hands together to eradicate world wide hunger. Our main focus is to reach zero hunger across the globe by 2030. Our aim is also to eradicate chronic food deprivation.

We see that in-spite of all scientific development in the field of agriculture and improvement in food production, still people die of starvation. Global report says that 4 billion matric tons of food are produced every year. This is more than enough to feed every man, woman and child in the world. But, one – third of global food producer’s work get wasted. We all have to do a lot to reach zero hunger by 2030. This can be possible by political as well as social will. Let us be united and contribute our best.

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