Pound of Flesh #poetry #human-trafficking #atozchallenge


f

extract just one more

fits perfect to scale

I would never hurt you

I need you for this sale

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the very best of you

how can it be

better for you

than for me

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I’ll portion it off

to the highest bidder

don’t worry my pet

you’re the top of the litter

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a valuable specimen

is in the eyes you see

come one come all

to the human shopping spree

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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]

 

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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

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  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 @
    SilviaWrites

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  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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