Let's Go Get a Bite
Earth - a blue and green orb spinning through infinity. Humanity crawling over her like ants at a picnic - nearly 7,000,000,000 ants on Picnic Earth â€“ surreality â€“ in a world that produces 17 percent more food than necessary to feed every man, woman, and child, not to mention, livestock, pets, and pervs â€“ yet, 923.000,000 go hungry every day -13.1 percent - nearly one in seven â€“ hungry - the majority â€“ children. Malnutrition touches one in three children in developing countries - plays a hand in 5,000,000 child deaths annually - disease beyond believing â€“ up to160 days per year.
empty belly â€“ empty stare
empty jar of hope
Oppressive governments beget poverty - poverty begets hunger and malnutrition - hunger begets more hunger. The threshold between nutrition and malnutrition - a buck twenty-five â€“ yes - $1.25 per person per day - what to do - what to do â€“ what to d.o. Night on the town for two in Boston - two cocktails - $20, two appetizers - $20, two Entrees - $60, two bottles of wine - $70, two coffees - $10, two desserts - $20, baby sitter - $80, parking - $20 = $300. Night on the town for 240 in Zimbabwe.
fat, hip and happy
we know naught of suffering
cry peel-and stick tears
~ bon appetit ~
I will say this about theÂ Haibun. It is deceptive. It contains prose poetry and haiku. You think it can't be hard to writeÂ prose poetry, why that's just like writing prose!Â No...one of the hallmarks of prose poetry is this from baymoon:Â Internal rhyme and alliteration and repetition can be used. Some such trait of poetry must be present. Otherwise it is prose, not a prose poem.
And when it comes to haiku, we have these words from Atticus *:Â The essence of the poem should blossom in the mind of the reader, not on the page.
With those two dictums, let us sally forth!
If you are new to this group or contest,Â go here to learn more and then come back to participate in today's challenge.
Follow these rules:
- Today's prompt is a theme: surreal or fantasy or fairy tale
- Publish so that the date stamped is AprilÂ 25th with only one stamp-date
- Tag withÂ MP2012
- Publish to Mindful Poetry andÂ The Surreal Circus - yes, you'll have to join it (and other groups as you wish)