Hunger | A Poem by SK Niazi

Hunger | A Poem by SK Niazi

Standing on tiptoes,

Watching curiously

Over millions of heads,

I saw people gathering

And moved into the crowd

In the loud voices of

Singing, clapping, and rejoicing,


A young damsel

With her smart belly

Dancing under a cloud of money,

Encircled by smiling faces

Of poor folks

With pockets full

And generous hands.


I rubbed my eyes twice—

This was not a dream.

I laughed loudly

At the hunger of the poor,

Which lies somewhere else,

Rather than

In their blamed tiny stomachs.


                                 (SK Niazi)