Jessie

The Lonely Author

Jessie

Let’s see if I can kick start this blog again.  This post seems like an appropriate reminder for this time of year.  We have much to be grateful for.

Jessie

They buried Jessie’s older brother today

he just finished turning five

she never had a toy, tv, or internet

yet she’s grateful to be alive

her brother taught her one through ten

by counting her fragile ribs

now she smiles when her stomach growls

as Mama feeds the newborn in the crib

Jessie runs barefoot down a dirt road

in a tattered dress of white

with baby fed, Mama has only one concern

will Jessie eat tonight

According to the United Nations World Food Programme statistics, approximately 3.1 million children under the age of five die each year from hunger or poor nutrition.

Hola everybody.  Hope all of you are well.

It has been several weeks since I stopped by…

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2 thoughts on “Jessie

  1. Jessie is what this world can be and is.
    Shame on us.
    I am sorry.
    Shiva
    🙏

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