Saturday, February 25, 2012

Broken





empty cup, gnawing 
rumbling stomach, hands dirty
black volcanic ash 

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dirty brown cardboard, 
chair, bed and table, pieces  
broken furniture



  
Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 26- Paint the Image -  Thanks for the comments and visits ~  
    

20 comments:

  1. The last line of "broken furniture" is powerful - suggesting that all the usual elements of living are broken in these little ones' lives!

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  2. This is a harsh but unfortunately true one.

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  3. You captured the harshness of the photo so well...the first one really struck me with its stark portrayal of the reality in the photo

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  4. Realities can be quite hard to bear. But things may just work out though!Powerful voice here!

    Hank

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  5. I like the suggestion that the 'dirty brown cardboard' acts as the table, bed, and chair for these unfortunate boys. Good description.

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  6. Very disturbing, even more so that it's true, when it shouldn't have to be.

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  7. Awesome! This haiku is so powerful and also true. Loved reading it.

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  8. a painful truth of reality..I have seen it here in our country Ms.Grace and I can relate to your Haiku..nicely penned..passing by ;)

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  9. this is def evocative for me...i have made it a point to spend time with the homeless for years now...just to be among them and hear their stories and lend a meal or an ear.

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  10. So sad...The furniture is broken!

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  11. Powerfully written for a heart-wrenching image ... I just didn't have the "heart" to follow the realistic path of either image today (as you already know). Thank you for sharing your superb perception! Have a blessed day!

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  12. You showed it all.. well expressed..

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  13. Many broken things--and people--in this world. Where are the fixers?


    Instead of Food

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  14. Powerful Haiku set.. Thanks for this Grace!

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  15. I loved the first,well crafted goes with the picture!
    :)

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