Poem from ‘We ask why they are hungry’ from Christian Aid and CAFOD

 

I WAS HUNGRY

And you fed your animals with my food

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I WAS HUNGRY

And your multinationals planted your winter tomatoes on our best land

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I WAS HUNGRY

And you wouldn’t give up your steak from South America

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I WAS HUNGRY

But they grew coffee for you where corn might grow for my daily meal

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I WAS HUNGRY

But you turned our sugar cane and manioc* into fuel for your cars

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I WAS HUNGRY

But the waste from your factories is poisoning the fishing grounds of the earth

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I WAS HUNGRY

But with your money you bought up my food

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I WAS HUNGRY

While my land grows exotic fruit for your table

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*Another name for manioc is cassava. This a root vegetable which can be used to make flour

Poem from ‘We ask why they are hungry’ from Christian Aid and CAFOD

Lesson plan for Senior Classes here.

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