Poem: The Wait

The wait is long
The hunger grows
Divorcing my mind
From my body
I can feel
The devouring beast
Inside me
Waiting to be
Set free
I sit and talk
I read and walk
Through the stretching hours
Around the world
Others wait for meals
I and those with me
Know the wait will end
Before we sleep forever
The others know this not
For many will never again
See the light of day
The wait is long
The Famine goes on

This is the first in a series of poem that I wrote during World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine Event last year that I will be posting throughout the month of December because I think they are particularly apt–dealing as they do with the subject of need and suffering where we are going into winter in Ontario, Canada, and approaching Christmas a holiday where one is supposed to think about others. Let us be clear here though: while on Christmas you are supposed to think about others you should think about others throughout the year, not only on Christmas.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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