Written for:  Friday Writings 11:  Feast or Famine 
(posted by Rommy)

"For those of you who would like a prompt to work with, may I suggest writing about what comes to mind after reading the phrase “feast or famine”."

What happens when a beast
can no longer feast?
Their homes are destroyed,
downed trees leave a void.
Some starve and grow thin
raiding garbage bins.
Animals and nature are being neglected.
Doesn't matter to them, who is elected.

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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19 Responses to Neglect

  1. Sadje says:

    Point to ponder.


  2. I LOVE this. Thank you.
    Makes me think of a novel just read, Once There Were Wolves.


  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    We MUST care who’s elected!!


  4. Too many times, animals–especially if they don’t belong to an endangered species–are the last to be protected. It’s a terrible thing, particularly in our cities. Makes me thinks of the pigeons on the train tracks, so many people hate them… but where are they supposed to go?


  5. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    A really good take off from the prompt and a good reminder and close.


  6. Zelda Winter says:

    Man, that’s the truth. Nicely done!


  7. Cressida says:

    Humans must learn to care for all living creatures


  8. Helen Dehner says:

    Love this Sara … animals and humans alike. Homelessness has reached the epic level.


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