No Answers

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Trying something new for me in the way I write poetry; more to the side of Prose I guess. --- This poem is just a reflection on one of life's situations; one I was familiars with years ago..

The child of eight opens the refrigerator door

and while looking inside at the great expanse of nothingness.

she asks,


are we poor?


Mother replied, “No,

what gave you that notion?

I get paid tomorrow

and though it's not much,

just a drop in the ocean,

the food stamps will make it stretch

for another month.


Now years have passed.

And there is another child that is opening the refrigerator door.

And while looking inside with hungry eyes

he asks,


are we poor?


But his mother doesn't answer,

she just cries.



JE Falcon



Submitted: November 01, 2021

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Derina Peng

Nice. There could be many people familiar with this no-answer situation. I like the way you wrote this. Very imapckful.

Tue, November 2nd, 2021 7:47pm


Thanks, it's a new avenue for me.

Tue, November 2nd, 2021 5:11pm

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