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No Bread. Why?

No Bread. Why? By Dane Smith-Johnsen Big round dark eyes staring at forgetfulness. Eating nothingness, feeling helplessness. Scavenging the streets for morsels finding hopelessness. Foraging to fill a swollen abdomen full of emptiness. Holding death securely within mothers’ bleakness. Too hungry to show love and too hungry to cry- But not too hungry to die- Why? Mankind’s blindness and heaped up forgetfulness, sighs.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 8/17/2009 3:27:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Sami's contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/15/2009 9:03:00 AM
Well done Dane Ann! Congratulations in your winning place in Sami's contest! ~ Carrie
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Date: 8/15/2009 8:25:00 AM
Congrats on your success in Sami's contest Dane.Rgds Brian
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Date: 7/30/2009 1:13:00 PM
Great Write!!... Sabrina
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Date: 7/28/2009 2:25:00 PM
took me 2 times but i get what ur writeing about, haha, kk, now i get it, anmals on the street like for example, cats. foraqging for food, but ith the economy 2day, it finds nothing becuz everyone is practically eating there meal twice, and keeping every last morsal, therefore, no extra food to spare for the poor critters of the nocternal life. i get it now! ahah
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Date: 7/27/2009 7:26:00 PM
sounds like a ringing condemnation of capitalism! love it again! Dane! I believe socialism has its merits... and answers to this dilemma...just not centrally controlled with corruption, like in Russia......and thanks for comments, jimbo
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Date: 7/25/2009 12:21:00 PM
That 6th line has ther resonance of a great song lyric. It sticks and that is an accomplishment. Thank you for your remarks regarding my contest entry. It does mean a lot t me. Regards, Gerard.
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Date: 7/25/2009 2:21:00 AM
It does indeed Dane.Rgds Brian & thank you fpor your welcome comments
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Date: 7/22/2009 2:49:00 PM
You wrote this sad commentary on the state of our society very well, Dane. On TV we see the pictures of children who are literally starving to death. These are images we can't forget, but sometimes we do turn a blind eye to things that seem out of our power to resolve. Certainly there is more each of us can do to help the mothers and children who are less fortunate than we are. God bless you for this inspiring message, and for being such a wonderful friend. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 7/22/2009 2:33:00 PM
Wow this poem gave me the chills. Uou write with such honesty and sadness. I'm new here. I'm eleven and I liked this poem very much. X's and O's ...Amber
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Date: 7/20/2009 10:26:00 PM
You got the ful story Dane! Good write, Love Moses
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Date: 7/20/2009 10:52:00 AM
Terrific rhyme Dane>>James
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Date: 7/20/2009 6:58:00 AM
That last line is sadly awesome!! .....sigh.....
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Date: 7/20/2009 2:33:00 AM
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Date: 7/19/2009 9:14:00 PM
das-j....gripping poetry, nice work! jim
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