hungry

 

hungry was a friend of mine
and was with me all of the time.  
He stayed with me
through thick and thin.  
he would never stray far 
and 
would always return home again.
and when I begged him to leave
and set me free
he would always laugh

and 
flash his ugly grin
and
kick my gut
with an ugly twist
his goal to leave me
crying for a crumb
of life
and 
as I crawled and begged
for more
he would laugh and giggle
and laugh some more
if you want some food
you filthy swine
here take mine
just
lick it up off the
goddamned
floor


 

18 comments:

  1. Hungry is a nasty bloke isn't he.

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  2. Ooh, looks like hunger had an enormous hold on you.

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  3. I spent this whole month in hunger (Ramadan).. I know what u mean!
    Starving for Control

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  4. What a fun one here! Loved this, “...kick my gut with an ugly twist...leave me crying for a crumb of life...” and Linda May’s comment! Hungry is indeed a nasty bloke :-D

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  5. Hunger is a wicked beast! :)

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  6. Some lovely words and phrases here! Nice one.

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  7. I like how you start out with hunger being a buddy but as the poem progresses, the relationship changes - he is calling all the shots and he is not mr. nice guy.

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  8. You always take the Sunday Scribblings prompts in the least expected direction. Great job with this one!

    Whitney (aka amillionbrilliantshadows)

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  9. i especially liked the last lines!

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  10. Linda - thanks for your comment. Hungry is a nasty bloke

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  11. Heliotrope - luckily I have never felt the hunger I wrote about. I tried to write from the inside of a truly starving person.

    Lion-ess - your insight to hunger was truly well written. If my words had any depth for you I am truly honored.

    missalister - thanks, I appreciate your dropping in.

    Serena - thanls for your comment

    Keith - thanks I haven't seen yours yet, without linky I do not seem to find the time to read as many as I would like to.

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  12. Dee - your point is well taken, I could have used an "acquaintance" and it would have flowed better

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  13. onemusewanted - thank you, I like to try diffeent ways of looking at prompts.

    Floreta - you are such a deep and serious thinker and it is an honor when you drop in

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  14. we cannot escape of that.....!

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  15. if - thanks for dropping in

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  16. Hunger...Grr!!!!Nice poem here

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  17. Jeeves Praise from the poet is truly gratifying

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