Poem of the Week: July 24, 2005

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Poem of the Week: July 24, 2005

Post by heinzs » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:13 am

Winner: Poem of the Week: July 24, 2005
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hungry eyes
by zero

<center>beginning,

you sit comfortably reading this poem
maybe with a cup of tea and cookies
as the crumbs litter the pages
they fall from the tip of your tongue
i sit here in a poor land
i starve ,have not one

your squinting eyes transverse the page
mine see only my brothers and sisters dying
my teary eyes are deep hollow and sunken
in your heart you feel the emotion of the words
mine, weak beating fast i sat on our dirt floor

you pull your eyes away from these words of pain
you catch a glimpse of a grocery sac on the table
outside in my village they have body bags at the ready
no one wants to help the disappearing children

my ribs are soft tiny and showing
my stomach swells and hurts
a curve is in my backbone
from the inside
my body begins to feast upon itself
lacking adequate protein
feasting upon my muscles
lacking carbohydrates
i slip into a comatose state
eventually i find relief
famine fills another grave
you just turn the page
forget my face

why? how?</center>
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Post by Spazway » Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:27 am

Congratulations, Shawn! :thewave: Well deserved. :cool:
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Post by Tom Watson » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:51 pm

I see a rising star in your writings of late, Shawn..great work here.

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Post by shawn2005 » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:22 pm

thank's everyone

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