Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank # 70 - Hunger

Verb: Have a strong desire or craving for.

Noun: A feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat.

What do you hunger for?  Is your hunger a true craving? When you hear the word do you think of the less fortunate who would kill for a slice of bread?  The word hunger is a very versatile word.  It can be used in so many ways and it can be the foundation for so many ideas; lust, failure, death and so much more. 

Hunger drives nations and people to commit despicable or very endearing acts of kindness.  It is a very polarizing word.  Have you ever experienced true food hunger?  A time when your stomached screamed and ached for sustenance. Maybe it was sickness that caused this and not being a less fortunate soul.  Maybe you fasted for the experience or religious reasons.

Have you ever experienced hunger as the tease of the heart?  A desire or love you could never sate but yet seemed to be stalkerish about? It left you staring at you’re wanted from around the corner unknown, hidden from others.

Maybe currently you hunger for something, a muse to help you write, a large wad of cash to pay those mounting bills.  Maybe you hunger for purpose.  Blindly, you starve; marching to a beat and living a life that is not yours but only till you can find the proper mouthful of purpose.

Here we hunger for poetry; writing it, reading it and sharing it.  Today you get to help us by feeding our starving minds with your words.  

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  1. As a child I remember being very hungry many times and for different reasons too. A great topic which I'm sure a lot of bloggers will have a lot to write about. Thank you.

  2. I had a craving type of hunger yesterday and it prompted this poem! Forgive me if I make you hungry! ;D

  3. I found this to be interesting and I was inspired by the first image of the squirrel. Great prompt.

  4. This is my first think tank. What perfect timing for my early morning muse.:-)

  5. hmm, so many kinds of so much hunger in this world... makes for a prompt with teeth

  6. I had a great time writing from the prompt. Hope you enjoy my poem!

  7. Love the prompt! I haven't been here in months, I going to try and muster something up today. I have some free time. Yay!


  8. Thanks for the prompt.. just something light from me as I am traveling back to Canada.

  9. Poets United,

    The memory of being hungry for love!!!


  10. I love this many dimensions to hunger.
    Physical, spiritual, emotional...

  11. "Tiny spaces" (hunger for typing room)

  12. I'm sorry i'm late :) Good Day to everyone!

  13. There is a poem of on 'Hunger which I find quite's the link for anyone interested:

  14. One kind of hunger

  15. My hunger poem was inspired unfortunately by the pain both my daughters are going through..divorce.


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