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Hunger Reins

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Hunger Reins

Hunger holds the reins, stimulating or stifling,
driving the plant to bend to the sun and root deep,
herding the roe deer toward unsafe pasturing;
hunger holds the reins.

An emptiness of desire unfed, ends fitful sleep 
as moon-tossed men pull threads of sanity, hiding, 
from deep within a memory of fullness creeps; 
hunger holds the reins.

Mouths and stomachs, hearts and souls, all need minding.
Un-sated, they distort, deform, in rampant leaps, 
so feed your needs in earnest or you'll be finding,
hunger holds the reins.

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Wonderful poem Debbie, the need for food is universally shared.

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Very good Debbie, feed the need but without obsession I hope. Well written and thoughtful piece. Thanks for calling by mine.Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 7:30:00 AM
    A great poem, with a lit if sadness. thanks for sharing.... lucilla

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 10:16:00 PM
    So real and inspiring Debbie...:-)