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Bright Hungry Belly

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Bright Hungry Belly

Return to the desk the teacher and classmate
The bell rings hurry you don't want to be late

Mother pushing for your learning bright hungry belly
Father is absent not a penny milking the skinny cow shelly 

Grandfather swells on self not caring who die or live
Deeming it sacrilege to dip in his pocket and a penny give

Grandmother tries to hold it all together knowing the need
Giving of her means caring the bright hungry belly to feed

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  1. Date: 8/20/2012 10:28:00 AM
    Hi Joy thanks for your kind comment, no it didn't happen to me thankfully...always nice when you visit....David

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    Date: 8/20/2012 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank God it didn't...not a nice after taste!
  1. Date: 8/20/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Such imagery here, wonderful poem, a joy to read.

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 5:20:00 AM
    Joy, this was joy to read, no pun intended, I love the image of how different generations see things in life, well done...David

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 5:56:00 PM
    Very nice. Enjoyed. Michael.