Sunday, 28 November 2010

One Shoot Sunday - The Day After... Food Baskets for the Poor & Poetry Challenge


Did you ever think what happens one or two days after you deliver the bountiful basket of food for a family in need? I have held both ends of the basket. I've delivered many baskets and received many too. I know the feeling as a child to see a delivery from kind hands and hearts. As a child, I never worried about when we would eat; my poor, single mother did when her paycheck ran out on the twentieth of each month. She always had a look of relief when a bag food or a spare meal was delivered by a neighbor. She knew that for another day her little ones would not go hungry.

So to those of you generous folks during the holidays &
during the year...  Thank You. ~MDW
The Day After...
A poem by Leslie Moon
Today an abundance
of turkeys abound
potatoes in boxes
twenty-five a pound
***

cans and cans
fill the bags
candies for the kids
see how they sag


***
full of wishes
for full tummies today
families with nothing
shout a grateful "hooray"
***
"mommy where did
the food all go?
It seemed like plenty
not long ago"
***
"We ate it all
my darling -you see
we will wait for next year
bags again for you and me"
***
The plight of the homeless
the orphans and old
"such kindness the one day"
stories are told
***
Three hundred and sixty four
it's up to them
to scavenge and hunt
in the generous garbage bin
***
 There are big hearts
each day will see
the needs of those bellies
they will give freely


Waste 
a poem by Pete Marshall

Across the fields and thoroughfare
when harvest reaps with food to spare
and eyes are wide with hope and prayer
we bring a feast to tables bare
and chose the gift of gratitude
to warm our hearts in helping you
then turn our backs on plenitude
and seal the barn of Corporate food

*photo by Leslie Moon

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One Stop Poetry
Picture Prompt Challenge!


Thanks to Leslie and Pete for sharing today! In addition to their respective poetic stylings,  I deeply admire their care and concern for others :)

Okay, here is the challenge:
Write a poem (or Flash Fiction 55) inspired by the image below.
Post on your site & sign up using Mr. Linky so people can find your work.
Then let us know what you are sharing by leaving a comment below.
Finally, visit others who have shared writing & comment on their posts.
Today's Prompt

This photo was taken during The Great Depression 
Consider this image and please share your writing. 

For this challenge, I linked a poem called "Our Gang"

Thank you,
Adam 
*image care of creative commons flickr:

21 comments:

dustus said...

Thanks again, Leslie and Pete. Hope you will all take part in today's poetry challenge. Just posted mine...
<a href="http://dustus.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/our-gang-for-one-stop-poetry-challenge/>”Our Gang” </a>
Cheers.

Aquarius63 said...

This is a first time for me on `One Shot Sunday` Hope I have done it right. Thank you.

Anita.

Aquarius63 said...

P.s. Great poems, Pete and Leslie. :0)

Alegria Imperial said...

The challenge is compelling! Being prompted by an image juices the lines. Thanks!

Kodjo Deynoo said...

Great topic, I like social conscience topics

Gigi Ann said...

Thought provoking prompt today.

Claudia said...

thanks leslie, pete and adam - great work on a thought-provoking topic and
i'm in for the challenge

Glynn said...

Great theme for One Shot Sunday -- something somber to consider after our holiday celebrations.

M.L. Gallagher said...

Great theme -- and poetry from Leslie, Pete and Adam to inspire us.

Thanks!

moondustwriter said...

Thanks to everyone who reads and thinks about these issues.

Best t you as many begin the holiday season

Moon Smiles

Sandra Heska King said...

So many kinds of hunger. I'm trying this today.

hedgewitch said...

A prompt to engage the mind and conscience. It's hard times for a lot of people right now, and not forgetting that is important.

me_duress said...

Fantastic writings (ands pics) by Leslie and Pete.
I have taken the challenge solely on the photograph tho - speaks volumes.

budh.aaah said...

I liked the poems posted here by Leslie and Pete. Its a touching theme today here.Hope can do justice to it.
http://weevencrythesameway.blogspot.com/2010/11/one-stop.html

Melissa Campbell said...

We have been so blessed. This challenge touches my heart to give more. I can't imagine watching my children go hungry.

Thanks for prompting us.

Blessings,
Melissa

Mama Zen said...

Outstanding pieces both!

Maureen said...

Great prompt. Just posted "Hunger Theory".

Reflections said...

A tough topic, yet so much depth available here. Mine is up.

shewriting said...

happy sunday!

Gigi Ann said...

I had to be away all day today, thanks to you all for the encouraging comments. I'll try to go visit now and tomorrow.

Mama Abby said...

this was a great way to end the day...i reflected on the legacy i have of my Swedish Grandmother raising ten kids through the Great Depression...thank you!