Daily Bread

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Daily Bread

by Michele Habel-Coffey

 

Give to me my daily Bread

Manna raining over dust

Just enough, not quite dead

Last pouring rain before the rust

 

Just enough to keep me live

Through 40 years; the smallest token

A whisper of a promised land

A thunder in the tablets broken

 

Begone the laws

And fall the temple

Why can it not

For once, be simple?

Into the Heart of Darkness

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Into the Heart of Darkness by Michele Habel-Coffey

 

Into the heart of darkness

This day we do explore

Insight into a madness

Remembrance does implore

 

A repetitive presumption

What is wild must be tamed

A mapping of the unknown

Territories to be claimed

 

Up the rivers, into forests

We hack with careless blades

Forging paths by slashing

Laying bare the glades

 

As well the bodies, dwelling

Silently, in naked lands

Burying them in native earth

They dig with their own hands

 

And ours remain un-calloused

And unsoiled, in white gloves

As we stand in condescension

With our bibles and our doves

Reading Literature and Empathy: A Remedy for Bullying?

Reading Literature and Empathy: A Remedy for Bullying?

 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=novel-finding-reading-literary-fiction-improves-empathy

About George Orwell

George Orwell is one of the most famous authors of his time. He is perhaps best known for his controversial novel, 1984, a dystopian tale in which language and truth is corrupted. He also wrote Animal Farm, an anti-Soviet fable where the animals revolt against the humans. Here are a few quotes from George Orwell.

  • “A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.”
    – George Orwell

Hanging On

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By Michele Habel-Coffey

 

Letters in a box

Letters in the mail

Letters in a sentence

Letters leave a trail

Of promises forgotten

Of lies that breed false hope

Of toys under the Christmas tree

Of yesterdays that toy with me

And playtime that is over

And wartime near a truce

And the winner and the loser

And neck within the noose

Hanging on a fading breath

Hanging on a prayer

Hanging on, just hanging on

Dangling in the air

 

Art Credit to Thaess (Deviant Art) at the following link:

http://thaess.deviantart.com/art/The-girl-who-hanging-on-balloons-and-her-seagull-272512959