Monday, April 28, 2008

What Food Crisis?

In my wealth
I am concerned
That the price of fuel
Has increased significantly.

In his poverty
He has no money
To buy the food
To feed his children.

If I drove less
And bought less
And paid less
For the things I desire

Would he have
More funds
With which to buy
What he needs?

Sadly, no.

In my compassion
I give of my plenty
To those who would
Feed the needy.

Greed siphons
The compassionate gift
Until the trickle remaining
Is almost meaningless.

What is the answer?

One camp says
That we should
Redistribute the wealth
Among the needy.

The other camp says
That we should
Teach the needy
To feed themselves.

The greedy,
The powerful,
The politicians,
The bureaucrats,

All seek to exploit,
Pushing their own agenda,
While I continue to worry about the price of fuel
And he still can't feed his family.


WomanHonorThyself said...

nice musings my friend.:)..powerful subject as well.

i beati said...

Amen again- I don't know where it will lead but I'm seeing some amazing things as I travel around the county . Our gas is real close to $4.00 here in Highlands and food wow especially eggs !!!

The Hermit said...

Like Arnold said in one of his movies "There is no "us" there is only "me."

We have trouble enough in the states taking care of ourselves. Every time Bush sends another 267 million to the U.N. for things like "feeding the poor of Africa" or "fighting AIDS in Africa" or "computers for classrooms in villages with no power" I could bite nails in half.

Sue said...

Very powerful.

Americaneocon said...

I really enjoyed this!!