Waste Not, Want Not

So distribution should undo excess, And each man have enough. – Shakespeare

Suppose you’ve lots of food,
Too much for you,
What would you do ?
Throw the lot out, perhaps ?
So some might say.

That’s not our way.
We give our surplus food
To those in need.
That is our creed.
It feels so good and right :

Why ever not
Share what we’ve got ?
If many more did that
Hunger would seem
A distant dream.

Robert Ilson,
Poet Laureate