A Good Morning Thanksgiving

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 27th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/e8u7xunl/
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Its not that I'm not thankful, for surely I am thankful for all of Gods gifts to me, its just that I would be so much more thankful today if only I could know that all the little children were safe and warm with tummies full on this Thanksgiving Day.

A Good Morning Thanksgiving


A Good Morning Thanksgiving

Deep within the powdered walls of the city,
the cluttered buildings bleeding,
breathing like red brick animals
tall and heavy eyed,
making the holy and the lonely tremble
as they walk below them.

Empty Streets


The weak and the unloved,
the broken and unbroken families
filling the empty streets,
with fatherless sons
and daughters.
Disheveled children
in tattered clothes
with heart breaking eyes,
like the man in the moon
pulling at they’re defeated emotions,
like puppets on strings.

Dear Enough


Now,
huddled in their long,
dark
filthy hallways
just out of sight
of the every eye
of passersby,
wishing they had a friend
who was strong enough,
and dear enough,
someone
who loved them,
just enough
to get them out of bed,

The Hallow Voice


to dress them
and take them to breakfast
over behind Ricky’s greasy spoon.
Or maybe at the food bank
if they have food today,
or at the dumpster
just down the street
behind Shaky Paul’s Pizzeria
where I once watched as a mother
lifted her 6 year old daughter
into the mucky thing

in search of cans
to buy beer with.

It’s a terrible thing
I know…
The hallow voice
Of the hungry.


Poetry and photos by uTAH jAY

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Hunger, Hunger In America, Hunger In The United States, Hunger Pains, Thankful, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
28th Nov 2014 (#)

Awesome poem Utah and by the way have yourself and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
28th Nov 2014 (#)

it aint going to happen Utah whilst the people in power are in power but we can do our best to help the little children...thank you darling girl...

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author avatar spirited
28th Nov 2014 (#)

"We're all hungry in some way, but these people never ever get past the physical level of hunger, which we well-fed people can do."

A well-fed person's comment that I have heard.

This is not true of course, because these people as your poem depicts are hungry for love, hungry for contact hungry at all levels, at one and the same time, how sad is this.

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author avatar Utah Jay
29th Nov 2014 (#)

Thanks so much Fern...I did.

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author avatar Utah Jay
29th Nov 2014 (#)

I agree with you about the people in power Carolina...But I'm a boy.

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