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When the creature named hunger devours, an inspirational musette poem

Updated on August 13, 2013
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What are musette poems?

Created by Emily Romano, the musette (not to be confused with the musical form) is a poem that consists of 3 verses of 3 lines each. The first line has two syllables, while the second has three and the third reverts to two. The rhyme scheme would be aba for the first verse, cdc for the second verse and efe for the third.

For more explanation of this and other poetic forms, do read this well-written article on Poetry Forms by Daisy Mariposa.

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What symbol would describe hunger?

This musette discusses the ill-effects of hunger. It drives one to desperation, causes one to fall into meanness and eventually destroys. The book and film The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, brings to mind what could happen if desperation takes control of our lives.

Without revealing too much, do enjoy this little musette.

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Hunger,

looks in vain,

scrounges

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Vile bird,

ill with need,

seeks its prey.

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Foul luck,

with clean sweep,

destroys.

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What is the result of hunger?

Indeed, hunger and desperation are not pretty. They can drive people to do the most evil of things, so do give someone in need a hand whenever possible.

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    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Mary!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Mary, for sharing!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      5 years ago from Florida

      As usual, you did a great job with this; loved the photos and the poem.

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      Excellent! Not just the poem, which is really beautiful and touching at the same time, but the entire hub with your message and chosen photos!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Marshini.

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Oh yes, it is, Vinaya! Hunger wreaks havoc. Thanks for sharing!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      Michelle,

      Once I participated in a poetry slam with the theme "Hunger is Home" It was an awesome experience. I believe hunger is more dangerous than all sorts of evil. Hungry earth is dangerous world.

      Loved your compositions with profound meanings.

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Leslie, Glad that I could share! Yes, it's an important issue, I hope the links are useful!!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, DDE!

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      it's so odd - when i was in school - i would do anything to miss poetry class - ANYTHING! lol..

      and now, when i see information on different types of poems - i find myself leaning forward to, um...learn better..(LOL)

      loved your musette poem, Michelle - loved the important issue you chose and love that you offer links to help!

      i hope i help by sharing forward!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good one, and written with a unique style thanks

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Eddy!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Valley! If we don't start giving a little, the worst does come. Thanks for coming by!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Desperation can be a very dangerous creature, Poetic Ink. And we need to come to the assistance of those who need it before things do get out of hand, in constructive ways. Thanks for sharing!!

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful Michelle; I truly loved it.

      Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Valleypoet 

      5 years ago

      Plenty to think about in this poetry...appealing to the very best in human nature, and a warning about the very worst...nicely done Michelle, thank you :-))

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York, New York

      I love your giving nature, to bring out the truth using poetic vise. Your words are simply yet powerfully compelling with such true to life things as hunger, desperation and living without. I was homeless once and felt such things as desperation in moments of starving craves, moments of thirst, and sadness.

      Our humanity must stand up against such things today, we need to ban together in differing ways as well to fight hunger where ever it may turn up, thanks for having the courage to bring fourth this poetic verse and useful info Midget, you are a awesome person and powerful poet as well. Thumbs up and you know all the rest.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Congratulations. Very thought provoking. Thank you

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks HL Phoenix! Hunger is a problem that should be addressed because hungry people become desperate and do crime. Thanks for sharing!!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      No worries, Gus, happy to share. I so agree. It's a real task trying to squeeze things into a few syllables! Thanks for sharing!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      I kind of like doing poems with a little explanation on the theme as it helps interpretation...though there must be freedom for a reader to interpret the poem as it comes to his mind. Thanks for sharing, Dana!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Limericks aren't easy, Nell, so anyone who has the humor to pull them off has my hat! Thanks for sharing!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Web923, thanks for the read! Glad to try and share new ways of expressing our thoughts...if we take the same angle all the time there's no adventure! Thanks so much!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Welcome, Jamie! Thank you!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Carter, thank you! Challenging to express your thoughts in just a few syllables!! Thanks for sharing!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks kindly, Daisy! A pleasure, I think we should give poetic forms more exposure!!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      True, Carol. Starvation should be something no one wishes on his worst enemy. Thanks for sharing!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Eddy!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Janine! Yes, when people are hungry and desperate, they do silly things and crime rises. So it is an impetus to help! Thanks for sharing!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      This poem describes the bird of prey perfectly. I saw one one our backyard post just a few days ago and your poem fits this picture of it well. Even though it is just three lines and three verses, I would find it hard to write -- you have talent!

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      HLPhoenix 

      5 years ago

      The more poetry I read on Hub pages the more I realize I know literally nothing about poetry... but, I love to learn.

      The poem so stark... so 'devastating.' Just like the problem.

      What an amazing way to present the entire picture... the problem, the poem, someways to help...

      Not only displaying a poetry 'form' but a whole new way to think about Hubbing. Voted up and sharing.

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      5 years ago from USA

      Hi Michelle (midget38 ) - I don't count all that well, particularly lines in threes with two beeps in a row, but I surely do enjoy reading interesting poems like those, plus the articles that talk about them. Good choice of pix, too, Michelle. Thanks for grabbing my attention like this.

      Gus :-)))

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      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      A beautiful poem. And powerful. It stands out as the gem of this hub...

      Also a fantastic intro on the poetic form and on hunger. And you wrap it up beautifully at the end. I particularly like that you added ways to help.

      Thank you for a great example of how to educate, involve, and entertain us while sending a message too.

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      Nell Rose 

      5 years ago from England

      Thats so clever midget, I have no idea how to write different types of poetry, I just write the basic ones like limericks! lol! wonderful poem, and voted and shared!

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      Bill Blackburn 

      5 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      We live in a vampire-like world wherein lies an endless lust for love! Once again you have put out a fantastic informative Hub. Watch out I may get addicted to your writing Michelle.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Yeah new forms, you used this one so well, I am excited to try, and thanks to Daisy for introducing new forms too. Jamie

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      Mary 

      5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      This is so inspiring Michelle... and well done trying a new poetry form it sure worked! VUABI & shared...cheers

    • Daisy Mariposa profile image

      Daisy Mariposa 

      5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Michelle,

      I'm so glad that my Poetry Forms article inspired you to write a musette! Your poem is terrific!

      Thanks very much for linking to my Hub.

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      What a beautiful poem though the theme is very sad. No one should go hungry. And there is enough food out there that it should not happen. Well done..voting up and sharing.

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      A great poem Michelle and as always I vote up and share. Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Janine Huldie 

      5 years ago from New York, New York

      Beautiful poem and great message at the end of this one. Thanks for sharing Michelle and have of course voted and shared all over!!

    • midget38 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      A musette poem on the devastating nature of hunger

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