Hungry

I’ve thought all day long
and have reached the conclusion
that I should have worked
for with sweat and toil the bread comes
but what have I earned
through much thought today
a few lines written
a poets pay
meager wages for such toil
but my soul hungered for more than bread
and callused hands
will have their chance again
to feed the hungry
God willing
for poets often starve
 
jrw 3/15/89
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About jingeorgia

Searching high and low no matter where i go it always seems the same: shades of grey. Or, was that gray?
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6 Responses to Hungry

  1. Beth says:

    I think you need to copywrite your work as it is beautiful.

  2. the says:

    I\’ve taken a liking to your words.  Very nice.  As for copyright, it\’s still yours once it hits  the page.  However, just add "copyright 2008" or whatever date, and you\’re good.  It\’s much harder for a plagiarist to prove rights than the real owner.  Protect yourself.  BTW, please do it before Sheldon gets here: he\’s a stickler about that!  Nice work.  Peace.

  3. Embrace says:

    Beautiful Jay . Love your words. Keep them coming.
    Have a wonderful Monday

  4. Jorge says:

    That\’s why we need poets like you – we don\’t pay them enough to lie to us 🙂 Be well,
    J.

  5. Embrace says:

    Just stopping to say hi. Have looked at your album. Love it.
    Have a great Friday and weekend.
     

  6. Donna says:

    Hi, Jay!
    Thanks for the nice comments on my space, much apppreciated. Very sweet poem! Hope you and your family have a nice week-end! Take care,

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