Minding Manna

Give us this day
a way
to fill
more than aching
stomachs.

Our daily bread
is not enough
for empty
hearts.

And when we
merely
fold our hands
and close our eyes,
………….forgive us.

 

 

..

Written for 100,000 Poets for Change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Responses to Minding Manna

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Thank you! So finely captures the spirit of our effort at “The BeZine’s” 100TPC effort. Many blessings, J.

  2. Violet says:

    “And when we
    merely”

    Sheesh, De. That line break is brilliant! “Me-rely.” Man, that’s smart writing, my friend.

    I love that the title embeds “Minding Mama.” I love the way you’ve woven in pieces of The Lord’s Prayer.

    Another sneaky little snippet is what you did with the ending: “Forgive us our eyes.” This makes me think of the ways in which we want what others have; even if we don’t take with our hands, we covet with our eyes and our thoughts. This goes so far beyond food and basic need. Oh, and now the title embeds “Minding Manners.” Maybe even “Minding a Man” — like Jesus, perhaps.

    Also, the first line hides, “Give us this stay,” which I think relates to staying right where we are and finding satisfaction in what we have rather than carrying around that “the grass is greener” baggage.

    “And sea/see lose our eyes” is in there too. Beautiful contribution, De. I’m so proud of you.

  3. So good on so many levels. Forgive us – yes, finally that is what we all need.

  4. Susan says:

    Amen. And shame on us. Yet, other than writing, I no longer know what to do

  5. ManicDdaily says:

    Succinct and urgent. Thanks. k.

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