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Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Haiku Challenge Day #17 ~ And She Waits


market still asleep
a mother hoping for food
starvation too near

if patience was coins
she would be very wealthy
stoically she waits

a tourist snapshot
nothing but a souvenir
poverty ignored

©Susie Clevenger 2012
 29 Days of 29 Haiku
Paint the Image ~ Theme : Wait

9 comments :

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

Wow!...A nice story woven as haiku...'if patience was coinsshe would be very wealthy' loved this line a lot :)

Pranali Kadam said...

Poignantly depicted.
I loved all three.

Lolamouse said...

Perfect response to the prompt!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I plead guilty to being one of those tourists snapping photos for souvenirs...

Waiting for the Women

Grace said...

Very nice set..I do like the second one ~

I think you are getting better and better with the form ~

becca givens said...

Bravo on each one, Susie ... I like all three and cannot pick a favorite ... each hits a spot! Thank you for sharing your perspective!

Karen said...

Sad but true, the poor are usually overlooked.

Amber said...

Loved the second one! A lot! :) <3

Someone is Special said...

Poignant.. Loved your Haiku set..

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