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tabled scraps

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tabled scraps

high priority insecurity
gastro-growling, 
a peckish fling
in the food desert - 
not dessert - desert
this lip service 
don't a mouth fill

maybe one of five
on the sleigh's edge 
gazing at the growling wolf 
of slowly going down,
ground down into an 
early grave ground

raw capitalism just 
too hard to digest
so fasting though 
good for the soul 
distracts from light
panging minds dreams
sweet in the night

next meal, the next meal
what's the big deal
you don't look distended
so stop the pretendin'
and gettin' over
on us, the satiated
shoulda waited for 
a fulfilling meal
to steal and run

like Jean Valjean
with loaf in hand
fleein' Javert's pursuit
ravenous for justice
but whose?, just us?
or can anybody sit down,
come around and partake
the scraps for hunger's slake

disability by definition
means "not able", not "unwilling"
but we all know some are 
"getting over" 'n' 
workin' the system
'steada workin' a wage

but "working poor" still,
for sure, is workin' for
a livin', not freeloadin'
on government or society
and still are "not able"
to make it, so who's 
fault is that I wonder?

while sittin' here eatin'
this cookie, trying to write
a wrong, or corrected,
feed some facts, for 
the peace of mind 
we all know and find,
when fed, cared, and loved

care for a bite of apathy?

© Goode Guy 2013-03-31

http://inplainsight.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/12/17283055-5-questions-for-top-chef-judge-tom-colicchio-on-hunger-in-america?lite
http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/film-on-childhood-hunger-opens/
http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/us_hunger_facts.htm
http://turkeyclubamerica.com/
http://feedingamerica.org/
http://www.nokidhungry.org/
http://www.foodbankonline.org/
https://www.hungerinamerica2014.org/SitePages/Home.aspx

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  1. Date: 5/14/2013 6:19:00 AM
    Very nice poem.