~Pariah~

WordWulf By WordWulf, 20th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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~do you have any idea~how precious & delicious our garbage is to children of poverty~how much better it tastes than government commodities~have you seen hunger’s children gobble & rush to eat~when mother notices worms crawling the food~that they might consume it~before she takes it away~damn me damn~wish I didn’t understand~

~Pariah~

~on a cold steep night
~Harley rumbling ‘tween my knees~
~I watch the beggar man dig~
~his gleeful dance at morsels found~
~a gobbling pirouette~

~these eyes closed tight~
~the beast warren of hunger~
~prowling bones of the poor~
~Momma got no fat kids~
~proud and fearful~
~she folds her hands & prays~

~the lord come help~

~Momma works at the club~
~restaurant bar~
~a ten-penny waitress~
~pinch and tip~
~empties plates into her hideout bag~
~treasures smuggled to her litter~

~ah mister beggar man~
~I know~
~we are brothers of the blood~
~underneath coffee grounds~
~slick cigarette ashes~
~lies the prize precious ort~

~we are proud in our poverty~
~angry in our shame~

~forever lost~
~found wanting~
~I kiss the wind between us~
~ride fast into the night~

~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~Come Weigh the Night~
~We Poor Rise~
~Esplanade~

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author avatar WordWulf
I write novels, poetry, songs,nonsense & lies. Sometimes truth sneaks in when I ain't lookin'.

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author avatar Prasul Surendran
21st Jun 2011 (#)

Wonderful, awesome.. words are short here. Good one my friend :)

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author avatar Sneha.
21st Jun 2011 (#)

Awesome!!!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
21st Jun 2011 (#)

"I kiss the wind between us" very powerful indeed, for if that wind blew in a different direction that could be me, you touch the very heart of the matter!

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author avatar Maria Malone
21st Jun 2011 (#)

Wonderful poetry Wordwulf!

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
21st Jun 2011 (#)

In your powerful words, you touch everyone's heart. Beautiful, Wordwulf.

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author avatar Kina Michelle
21st Jun 2011 (#)

Your words are powerful, very moving, sadly too many people can identify with those words.
Your incredibly gifted, I really enjoyed this.

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author avatar Buzz
21st Jun 2011 (#)

Awesome page, Tom. Thanks.

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author avatar Songbird B
22nd Jun 2011 (#)

Powerful as ever, Tom...

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author avatar WordWulf
22nd Jun 2011 (#)

Thanks, folks. My brothers & sisters & I would wait up til 2am for Momma & her hideout bag.

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author avatar PSRemeshChandra
27th Jun 2011 (#)

Millions and millions of people are impoverished each year in the world and thrown to the streets to beg or jump from their balconies. It is all done by the new evils such as stock market crash, recession, loss of labour, eviction from homes. Till a few years ago, the world was so compassionate enough for them that a considerable portion of one's income was set apart for charity. Instead of prohibiting them to beg in the streets as modern blind governments do, the world sympathized with them and helped them. The famous paintings of the Austrian painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller in the 1850s told the world how happily the world helped those who lost their fortunes and their lives and took to begging. It is the poor peasants and the villagers who still retain and make survive this Godly character of charity, not townsmen and cheap governments. WordWulf's poem is a window through which we can see the magnanimous world.

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author avatar WordWulf
27th Jun 2011 (#)

A wonderful statement. Too often in our society goods are thrown away out of convenience of fear of litigation.

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author avatar pinkscarf_insomniac
4th Aug 2011 (#)

wow. Wikinut writers are so fantastic!

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author avatar WordWulf
4th Aug 2011 (#)

thank-you! I like wow & fantastic a lot:-)

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author avatar Thema C.
27th Sep 2011 (#)

great writing very detailed

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