Image for the poem Privilege


a picky eater
is a privileged eater
to a hungry child
Written by NewBeginnings
Author's Note
Stay humble! Most of us are lucky...

My father is quite an eccentric man, but he was always very wise. He would fast, sometimes for up to a week, not as an exercise of discipline, but as an exercise in empathy. He did it to understand the pain of true hunger. The pain of well over a half a billion people on this planet...Let's be honest, most of us have never had to experience true hunger, let alone starvation. Most of us can't even imagine what it's like.

As a child, I was chastised and lectured for misusing the phrase, "I'm starving". At the time, I probably rolled my eyes at him... but as an adult, I think I understand.

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