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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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I am a citizen of the world – a poem by Gil Gregorio

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I am a citizen of the world
and my home is my abode:
Rivers, lakes and valleys
are my sources of life;
Trees, birds and mountains
are my pride!
I am a citizen of the world
and my home is my abode:
Seas, fishes and oceans
are my sources of hope;
Shorelines, rocks and beaches
are my cliches!
I am a citizen of the world
and my peace is your company:
My children, relatives and friends
are my sources of strength;
Their love, care and tender touch
are my tabernacles.
I am a citizen of mankind
and the whole world is my abode.

Gil Gregorio

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‘Excerpts from Decide to be a Global Citizen’ A Poem by Robert Muller

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Decide to be a Global Citizen
A good inhabitant of planet Earth
A member of the great human family
Pray, think, act, feel and love globally…

Know this planet
Love this planet
Care for this planet…

You are the Earth… You are her eyes, her ears, her voice, her mind and her heart

Unite, global citizens, to save and heal planet Earth
And to make our Mother bloom again
As the most beautiful planet
in the universe.

The poet Robert Muller wrote this poem. Could YOU write a poem called ‘Decide to be a Global Citizen’?

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