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Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Haiku Challenge Day #26 ~ Poverty's Agony

a plaster pillow
cradles poverty dreaming
of a better life


homeless brotherhood
children caring for children
sad reality


no one notices 
desperation commonplace
hearts are so callous

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


Ellecee said...

"homeless brotherhood" So sad that there is such a thing. I like all of your Haiku for Day 26. They paint very clear pictures. Thank you.

Chèvrefeuille said...

This is ... touchy ... nice haiku.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Poignant, and, sadly, all too true. Sigh. In those few words and lines, you make the reader feel the largeness of the problem. Great, Susie!

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

A touching and beautiful haiku :)
Their agony expressed very well

Asni said...

A very sad and depressing image.

Very nicely crafted set of haiku.

Grace said...

Very touching and meaningful set...sadly some of us do not notice desperation in their lives ~

br!nDle said...

~children caring for children~
so very true...loved it...

beccagivens said...

Superb set ... I did not have the "heart" to go with the realism of either image today ...so here is my lighter Day 26.

Vidya Sury said...

Very well written, Susie! The pain is so tangible!

Vidya Sury said...

The pain is tangible. Beautifully expressed, Susie!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sadly, a "plaster pillow" is the only headrest many street children will have tonight...

Instead of Food

Someone is Special said...

touching Susie.. sad reality.. SmileS..

zongrik said...

at least they have each other

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