Friday, February 17, 2012

The Haiku Challenge Day #18 ~ The Bones of Famine


skin stretched across bones
another stomach craves food
a mother must choose

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tears no longer fall
the time of crying long past
bones wait for their death

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we step over bones
on the way to our excess
eyes blind to starving


©Susie Clevenger 2012
29 Days of 29 Haiku
Theme: Famine

16 comments:

booguloo said...

You've written well for such a discouraging subject.

Mama Zen said...

Outstanding. Painful, but outstanding.

Brian Miller said...

oh lord you just ripped my heart out...

Grace said...

sad that we are blind to people and children starving in other parts of the world....nice set ~

Cloaked Monk/Terri said...

So sad. It is horrible when the choices are between bad and bad.

Chèvrefeuille said...

Heavy thoughts Susie, strongely chosen on the theme "famine".
Awful images you paint with these haiku, but ... nevertheless ... well done.

Asni said...

Oh, how does a mother make a choice on which child to feed? That is so heart wrenching! We are so fortunate that we do not have to make that choice ever. You have painted the prompt very well with your haiku.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

We step over bones on the way to our excess - Phew, powerful words.

☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬ said...

So painful topic...but expressed nicely..

Jen R said...

Oh Susie...dont you just want to grab those babies and feed them...saddens my heart bigtime!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The last one paints a powerful picture of indifference...



A Famine of Ink

Pranali Kadam said...

Disturbing imagery,Factual as well.

becca givens said...

A difficult prompt done well ... the last one is filled with discouraging truth!

Lolamouse said...

So sad. Your writing is very strong.

Someone is Special said...

Disturbing Image, touching Haiku set Susie..

zongrik said...

whole world just out of control

five illusions senryu