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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

FEET BENEATH THE TABLE

FOR POW PROMPT 4



















Write a poem as a response to the painting above ‘Feet Beneath The Table’ by Charles Blackman (Australian Painter.)You could assume a character if you wish. I know I am identifying with at least two . Gosh,Wednesdays come around quickly. So best leave you to get on with it . I can feel a form coming on.
Looking forward to reading you then. A toute a l'heure or toodle-oo amigos!


TOUGH LIFE

Upwardly mobile
Terms and conditions; hard earned…
Until depression
Embraced and ensnared

A curse of many layers
Financial crisis
Hopeless awareness
Hollow sensation; a dip

Austere impression
Meagre allowance
Embarrassed, impoverished
Famished soul forgot

Manhood stripped away
Staring at an empty plate
Reduced to a child
Alone in a crowd

No bread to break together
Undernourished pets
Ghosts of absent guests

Amputated metaphors
One time known as friends