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Pound of Flesh #poetry #human-trafficking #atozchallenge


extract just one more

fits perfect to scale

I would never hurt you

I need you for this sale


the very best of you

how can it be

better for you

than for me


I’ll portion it off

to the highest bidder

don’t worry my pet

you’re the top of the litter


a valuable specimen

is in the eyes you see

come one come all

to the human shopping spree


A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words.

Robert Frost


Free Verse: no form, no necessary rhyme scheme or meter. Free verse allows for the liberal expression of the poet.

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]


19 thoughts on “Pound of Flesh #poetry #human-trafficking #atozchallenge

  1. __Those “Users,” foul all, including the heartful people; when the “Heartful” react accordingly (in contrary to the “Users”) it is often seen that, the “Heartful,” are equally (and in error) condemned.
    __Civility… needs no government edict… it should be an inbred part of each ego/id… but that, (it seems) society may have been loosing since society began.
    __Remain “Heartful,” Moonie! We join! _m


  2. Definitely a poem meant to push the reader out of his or her comforts zone, to make us feel something. That’s the best form of art, as far as I’m concerned. I want to feel something when done reading.
    So moving. Thank you for sharing. The photo, too, amazing.
    Silvia @


  3. disturbing, dark and greatly written, makes one think. the photo is very unsual, you took it? Is it meant to portray limbs? Hello from another a-z blogger, how are you getting on with the challenge? Managing to visit many people? x


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