Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Magpie Tales Poetry Prompt.

Here is my poem written for the poetry prompt at Magpie Tales. You can see other posts like this at http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

This is the manna of The People.
With caliced, work worn hands
They sit down to eggs and toast,
And maybe a glass of sweet tea,
With sassafrass
If the factory paid well last week.
Their eyes are redshot from hours of overtime,
And nightly calculations on how to get by
On a paycheck that never has enough
Numbers.
How do you get by
On a paycheck that never has enough
Numbers?
You eat eggs and toast,
With a glass of sweet tea,
With sassafrass
If the factory paid well last week.

10 comments:

  1. I like the "With caliced, work worn hands"
    and the repetitiveness.

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  2. I like "On a paycheck that never has enough
    Numbers." and how its repetition leads to a very effective circular structure.

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  3. This is a fresh take. Like it!

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  4. Timely, poignant, very well written. Great job!

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  5. I do like this! Been there many years ago.

    Anna :o]

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  6. Timely? Poignant? Thank you!!!

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  7. I made bricks for a living at one time. I know the feeling. Well done.

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