Hunger Is Not a Game ~ but It Can Be Poetry - by John Hansen

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  1. Misbah786 profile image84
    Misbah786posted 20 months ago

    Please read John's wonderful poems in response to Brenda's week 56 word prompt "Hunger."

    Here's the link:

    https://hubpages.com/literature/Hunger- … -Be-Poetry

    Thank you!

    Hello, John. I loved all your poems in response to the word prompt, especially the poem 'I hunger for you'... It touched my heart... a very lovely tribute to Ron and Brenda. Take care and stay blessed! smile

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Misbah, thank you so much for sharing these poems. I am always pleased that you enjoy what I write, and especially “Hunger For You.”  Blessings.

      1. Misbah786 profile image84
        Misbah786posted 20 months agoin reply to this

        You are most welcome, John. smile

  2. surovi99 profile image82
    surovi99posted 20 months ago

    Thank you, John, for composing this mesmerizing collection of poetry. I am spellbound and deeply touched. I very much appreciate the messages in your poems. The one dedicated to Brenda and Ron is worth pondering on. Gratitude for making my morning sunny and glamorous. Wish you all the best.

    Thank you, Misbah, for posting John's incredibly awesome work.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Rosina, I appreciate your wonderful comment. I am glad I could brighten your morning. Take care.

  3. ravirajan01 profile image94
    ravirajan01posted 20 months ago

    Great collection John. Each of the poems showcases a different facet of hunger - from the sailor at sea to the hunger for a person.Thanks for sharing these beautiful verses

    Thanks Misbah for sharing

  4. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 20 months ago

    John..
    your poem "The Hunger" reminds me of the movie
    "Cast Aways".
    How he was on  a deserted island all alone.

    '"The Hunger For You" is an excellent poem  that describes how one feels when he is missing someone he loved.

    Thank you so much for dedicating that piece to me &  Ron.
    I wish heaven had a phone, but it tremendously helps that my friends understand.

    Your words described it perfectly.

    Thank you.

    You captured the feelings I have.

    I miss him terribly...and I appreciate you writing about it.

    It's these little gestures that keep me going.

    Thank you 

    "I'm  Hungry"

    "I'm Hungry!"
    Reminds us how we don't think of what is important until later.

    We may feel hungry, but the answer is right in front  of us.

    You've created sime great pieces here.

    Thank you very much

  5. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 20 months ago

    Thank you for reading these poems, Brenda. I enjoy reading your analysis of them, and glad you liked “I Hunger For You” especially. It was my honour to dedicate it to Ron and you. Take care.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      John...
      I said your poem "The Hunger" reminded me of the Cast Away movie with Tom Hanks, but I failed to say anything else
      Your poem is quite amusing. 
      I enjoy how he knows he's hungry and quite worried ~ hoping to make it safely to shore, but uncertain if he will.
      How he's starving but tosses his crew mates bodies over the edge...perhaps biding him a little more time with those sharks busy.
      Finally he was rescued but no book deal for him...he can't remember what happened.

      I enjoyed each of your pieces.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Haha Brenda…yes, though a very serious scenario, I did slip a little humour into that poem. Glad you noticed..maybe the end is a play on my story….no book deal for me…
        Thanks again.

  6. Pamela99 profile image90
    Pamela99posted 20 months ago

    These poems are excellent and a joy to read, John. The lost at sea was painted such a vivd picture of the despair until he was rescued. Both poems were well done!

    Thanks for posting John's poems, Misbah.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reading these poems, Pamela. I am pleased that you enjoyed them.

  7. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 20 months ago

    While John lets us feel the pain of hunger, he lets us admire his expert craftsmanship. Excellent work! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, MsDora..hunger can certainly be painful, and I am pleased I was able to demonstrate that successfully. Thank you for your generous comment.

  8. ChitrangadaSharan profile image92
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 20 months ago

    Hello John!
    An excellent and creative response to the word prompt, hunger.
    I loved reading all your poems with deep feelings.
    Beautiful tribute to Brenda and Ron! Writing helps to heal, and I hope it applies to Brenda too.
    Thank you for sharing.
    And thanks to Misbah too.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Hello, Chitrangada, thank you for reading and enjoying these poems. I agree with you that writing heals, and second your hope that it helps Brenda in that regard.

  9. AliciaC profile image94
    AliciaCposted 20 months ago

    Thank you for sharing John’s interesting poems, Misbah. I love the second one. I wish Heaven did have a phone. I like the fact that John has combined poems and other elements to create the article. I think the Jonathan Sacks quote is important.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your generous comment, Linda. Oh, I read your article on grey squirrels and found it a very interesting read, but couldn’t find the thread to comment on for some reason.

  10. aesta1 profile image91
    aesta1posted 20 months ago

    Really enjoyed these poems, John. I admire how you can compose them so easily. How you can tackle a social issue like hunger and without preaching touch us deeply.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much, Mary. I think you can get your message across better without preaching. I am glad you enjoy what I write.

  11. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 20 months ago

    Take time to read John Hansen's piece on Hunger

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for resharing, Brenda.

 
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