Blog entry Freerice Inspired Poetry

25 June 2012

Last week we asked Freericers on Facebook and Twitter to write a Haiku using one word that they had learnt while playing Freerice.

They then added their poems to the comments on Facebook or tweeted their poem at Freerice. Here are the inspiring poems we received - not all of them followed the traditional Haiku format, but there were too good not to share!

"Want to curve your mind?
Then listen to words of time.
Give rice to give life."
- Ednita Vargas

"I try to scribble
Odd words on ragged pages
Recant the wrong ones."
- Sarah MacLean

"Organize With Exercise,
having the biggest meal: Feel it
Happy. I think it's not ok :) but I just wanna joy"
- Nutty Thumd

"Calm and cool
I sat there and say:
There is darkness behind death,
and There is something else behind that.
first is intolerable, second is just a guess."
- Mohsen Rajabi

Feel inspired? Give it a try and post your poem in the comments below here or share it on your social networks!

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 12:50 autoczesci

Great poems, I enjoyed them a lot :)

Sat, 08/18/2012 - 08:17 ad_hoc_ergo_propter_hoc

My haiku:

Being selfless -- need not move mountains
The heart, it whispers
Move...your fingers!

Sat, 08/18/2012 - 01:54 Ocean Chef

These poems are great!

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:21 Team Freerice

Thank you to all for such beautiful poetry! Please keep them coming?

@RainingGrains10 / Natalie, we've shared your poem on Facebook:

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 21:38 RainingGrains10

A twinkling light in the dark,
A bright, vivid color in the black,
A bit of hope in hopelessness,
Only you can be these beautiful things,
So let your inner unparalleled beauty be
Projected around you like the light of a star,
And you can change the World

- Natalie
ten years old

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 19:26 Angel purvis

wow so nice to help other people right

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 14:37 Aprilcheer

go on donating~

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 14:36 Aprilcheer

I like these all~

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 08:48 windchime36

My heart hurts to see,
Not many truly care about humanity,
My eyes can cry,
Yet people still die,
What can I do ?
Not much...but sometimes just the feeling is enough,
Enough to keep me up,
Enough to know I can't give up !!

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 23:19 astronomyfan100

The grace one feels here
It is everlasting bliss
A poor soul left healed

-Anonymous :)
I absolutely enjoy Freerice and do it in my free time. It makes me feel absolutely wonderful to know that I am helping someone else out there that needs my help!

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 03:59 Flowerbomb129

Last night I ate some fish...
... but then I thought, "This isn't what's on every dish..."
So I went online...
To kill some time...
And guess I found!
A few years ago...
On this news show...
...they said we could end hunger with a fun and plain site.
I looked and looked, with all my might
and I found!!
I played all day. I even told my Mom!!
So belive it or not, here I am... and this last sentence isn't gonna rhyme, but who cares? Lol. I liked the poetry, so I sat down for about five munuts and I made this up.

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 10:52 Pineget5

Not really a haiku, but an ok (not very good) poem:

'Click click' goes the mouse.
As i tap away in my house.
up and up, the grains go.
The people in africa must know..
In small amounts, help is here !
So we, the helpers, can sit, have a beer.
Giving, answering, all day....

See, not very good, haha, back to donating !!!!! :)

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 15:37 samtheman1

Freerice is awesome
I am not averse to it
Freerice is so cool

Sun, 07/15/2012 - 23:54 treenietally

I give to you time.
My knowledge, your food to eat.
So that we both grow.


Sun, 07/15/2012 - 07:27 jelloswanXD

tell friends 'bout this site
let generosity be

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 00:19 chelle4444

the bowl is empty
but now it is full
staving off hunger for all children
compassion can feed us all worldwide, now

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 01:36 samicat

hey great job everyone! those are some great poems

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 04:58 punkinbup

These are great poems! good job everyone!

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 03:05 MycroftRH

my brain, mucronate
from words, numbers, paintings, flags
white dashes, green curves

mucronate (adj.): terminating in a sharp point (here used metaphorically...)

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 18:13 Hung4ry

Some excellent creations! Well done to the poets. :-)

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