Hunger

by Belinda Munoz on December 5, 2011

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Inches apart yet worlds away
we hide behind invisible walls
all the while yearning to know and be known.
The cure for isolation is connection,
we peel the layers of our contradictions.

Mysteries of human nature
swirling in cosmic conundrum
inspire a silent prayer
for uncomplicated hunger
that bread and wine can satisfy.

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for Magpie Tales

image is titled Lunch, George Tooker, 1964, Columbus Museum of Art

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1 Anisi from Santa Fe December 5, 2011 at 6:38 am

Beautiful. Thank you Belinda for satisfying my own hunger for something of substance this morning!

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2 Carrie Burt December 5, 2011 at 6:54 am

Beautifully spoken and so true….love this Belinda!!

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3 Helen December 5, 2011 at 8:50 am

You are right about connection … sad when people have a difficult time making one.

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4 ayala December 5, 2011 at 9:23 am

Love this, Belinda.

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5 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri December 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

I believe we all live to find validation. Most of us yearn to be affirmed. Beautiful language.

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6 Justine December 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

Beautiful as usual.

With social media, we are more connected than ever. But does that mean action? I wonder if there are statictics that show the correlation.

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7 brian miller December 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm

The cure for isolation is connection,
we peel the layers of our contradictions.

true that…we hold our answers yet…

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8 Marci | Liberating Choices December 6, 2011 at 8:24 am

A loaded poem – amazing how few words say so much depth! I join you in a prayer for “uncomplicated hunger” in both our connections and in the reality of meeting needs of those that are hungry right now.

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