Shyam Rimal

Hunger of the New Millennium

Humans would remain busy
and hunger shall die.

So would thirst in the new millennium.
What would they eat then?
ever increasing pile of internet information
or musty pages of moth-eaten books?

War hungry generations
where would they have time to raise paddy fields,

engaged as they would remain
to invent drugs to kill the very appetite.

Hunger shall die fighting empty stomached.

And human beings—
what for would they survive in the new millennium? 

Translated from the Nepali by Yuyutsu Sharma

Shyam Rimal

Shyam Rimal is a known Nepali journalist and poet. He has published several books, most noted being, Trishuliko Kinarabaat and works at National New Agency.