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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

World of Greed and Waste

I'm young and hopeful, healthy too,
Eyes firmly focussed on the future,
Studying hard, know what it's all about
And I dine on food
The supermarkets throw out.

I'm not a druggie or a criminal,
Wouldn't hurt a fly,
Non violent beyond doubt,
Still I dine on food
The supermarkets throw out.

I open the bins at dead of night,
There's no dirt here,
'Come and get it' I shout,
Let's all dine on food
The supermarkets throw out.

In a world of greed and waste
Nothing is what it seems,
Still fresh fruit and shrink wrapped trout,
I'm proud to dine on food
The supermarkets throw out.

©David Subacchi

Dumpster divers: Birmingham students raid bins for food

David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016) and A Terrible Beauty (2016) as well as a collection in Welsh: Eglwys Yng Nghremona (2016).

1 comment:

  1. My husband volunteers at our local food bank - and it is very busy! They have students in often as a group and provide them with food - so many 'stock items' cannot be given out as per Food Bank Tokens - tins/jars just out of dates/dented etc - these are shared wih volunteers and the students - we sooo overproduce!!!