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MALNUTRITION
by Jibril Mohamed

Friday, March 16, 2007
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Malnutrition in Africa is a term commonly used to refer to weight loss due to poor eating or lack of foods with enough nutrients. However, that is not the case in America. Malnutrition exists when someone gains a lot of weight by overeating junk foods. It is a sign of poverty and poor living conditions.
The term describes two opposite conditions in different worlds.


 

 

Malnutrition
Is poor nutrition’
There is bad perception
Unique to each nation                   
For more explanation
Read my articulation
based on inspection
And actual observation
By a poet with distinction!

 


Under nutrition
Is a common notion
In the Southern poor nation
With a clear justification
Lack of food for consumption
And widespread TB/AIDS infection
Are two factors in combination
Which lead to thin isolation!


 


Over nutrition
Is common notion
In the western rich nation
Without an exception
There’s negative sensation
Towards fat population
They face stigmatization
Obesity is the conversation!

 


By: Jibril M Hirsi


Map: United Nations Survey on world nutrition
 
 
 
 

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Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz 3/7/2008
Nice writing...I am part of the working poor and my nutrition is not always good because I have to choose between bills, medication or healthy food.
We must all share the wealth of food so that no man goes to bed hungry.
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 4/10/2007
Beautiful form and rythm, am so proud of you, poet! ukhti safi
Reviewed by Linda Hill 3/18/2007
Abdullahi,
EXCELLENT poem and thought provoking. Cleverly written, my friend.

Many blessings,
~Linda
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 3/18/2007
This is an unforgivable situation...In our world today, not one should go hungry!

I saw two sets of eyes...they were looking at each other,
one saw fat, and one saw thin...
both saw sadness
that seemed to come, within...
but one wanted some
and the other wanted more,
the two sets of eyes, neither one supports
Give for the some
then Pray for all the more...

You inspire right along with Abdi~ my friend
An Outstanding write!
Love and Peace~
Kimmy~
Reviewed by Morning Star 3/17/2007
This kind of malnutrition should not exist anymore
in this world I see so much waste This is a very sad
situation,I hope prayer can help! because
I know all too well about malnutrition as I was growing up
In Mexico some days there was noting to eat
We often went to bead hungry there was only one income
We where living in poverty!
This is a very powerful write on malnutrition
That need much Attention!!
Love And Peace to You Always...Morning Star
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/17/2007
Bravo Abdullahi. I'm happy that I inspired you to write such a beautiful poem
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/16/2007
Well done
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/16/2007
Malnutrition in this day should not even exist, yet it is a fact of life. Always a very sad situation. Can only pray for all who suffer and hope one day it will be a part of the past.
Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/16/2007
You make us aware of some excellent concepts to ponder Abdullahi! Thank you for sharing it!Very well done!

Eileen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/16/2007
You make so very valid points here, Abdullahi. There is enough to feed every person on this planet; sadly, it is our "systems" that prevent this. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/16/2007
Abdullahi~

Interesting thought provoker you have penned here. I know this well; we are poor ourselves: I am living on nothing; Karla only gets a pittance of money every month, not making nearly as much as she should. Sad, sad write; thank you.

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :(
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/16/2007
Abdullahi,

Thought provoking observations you make; I know this all too well: living on less than poverty levels, I can't afford to eat nutritiously. What food after paying the light bill?? Have to eat starchy food, to keep me filled...which bulks me with layers of fat. Sad...very well penned; thank you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/16/2007
Most interesting observations, Abdullahi. And I wish every living soul on earth had just the right nutrition to sustain life.
Reviewed by Jibril Mohamed 3/16/2007
I was motivated to write this one by Abdinoor's poem: Obesity. Thank you every one who visits my site. You encourage me to keep writing. Your comments and criticisms are very welcome here.

Thank you

Abdullahi
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