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Pencil on canvas

Get a pencil 
and a canvas,
and draw these:

A store with dresses hung
And sandals arranged

The owner of the store
at the left, holding
a bottle of Coke
and putting bread
into his mouth

A child at the right,
wearing a worn-out shirt,
looking sadly at the store,
touching his abdomen,
barefooted

Do not add any color
for I see no beauty in it.

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  1. Date: 1/9/2012 8:13:00 AM
    An interesting way to paint a picture and very vivid! It makes us want to hold and feed the child as if he were our own.

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 9:31:00 PM
    That is truly a sad picture especially when we live in a society with plenty- where are the hearts of compassion where is the rainbows of hope- do we close our eyes and our pockets when we see where we could make a difference? Love and blessings, Brenda