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Saturday, 28 March 2020

HUNGER


So, you've procured the last can of beans?
Keep it well concealed. Hide it well
beneath your coat while walking home.
If anyone spots it, they'll likely kill you for it.
And if you surrender it, then I'm afraid you'll starve.

Hunger is knawing away at your belly,
the metal cold against your ribs.
You have to get it safely home.
If not, all hope is lost...


What a rigamarole!! And just to go out in search of a can of beans!
I feel like a bank robber!!! πŸ˜‰

36 comments:

  1. Ygraine,
    We are all living in very strange days. It seems that we are inside a science fiction film, where panic and hysteria have taken over the cities, due to an invisible evil. But, it is not a movie, because even Hollywood today is empty, completely lifeless.
    Today, the best food is not beans, but empathy, where we have to take care of each other.
    I am always here, for you, as your friend, for your days of sincere tears!
    Many kisses!!!

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    1. So true, my friend...empathy and compassion is what the entire world needs at this moment in time.
      Thank you so much, Doug...and please always remember...that I am here for you too!
      Distance cannot diminish the bonds of friendship...😊😊

      Hugs and Kisses xxx

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  2. Dünya çok farklı bir zaman diliminde sanki hayat oldukça yavasladi, ama şimdi evde kalmak en iyisi 😊

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    1. Yes, I agree...these are indeed very strange times, and it does seem like time itself has slowed down.
      Definitely safest to stay at home... I'm only venturing out to buy food now!
      Many thanks!😊😊

      Stay safe.

      Hugs xxx

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  3. How well you have shown this crisis the world is in.
    Your words to the point and unbelievably true.
    Pandemic is a word that every child on earth will grow up with.

    Take care my dear friend and just so you know, you make a beautiful burglar.

    Hugs and Much Love ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. My heartfelt thanks, dearest Jan...yes, the greatest crisis we have ever known in our lifetimes.😒
      But we have to remain strong and support each other as best we can...while we await our uncertain future.

      Haha...it was a wonder I wasn't arrested!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

      Stay safe.

      All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  4. Scary times, praying for this to be over! In here we have plenty of food in stores, but there is one thing missing: yeast. Too bad for a home baker like me, but I am using sourdogh and things like that for my bread. Stay safe everyone!

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    1. Me too, Natalia!πŸ™πŸ™
      Most essential foods are pretty scarce here now, and the queues are so long!😳
      I love home baking too, I wonder if there is a substitute for flour? Someone suggested mashed potato?!πŸ˜‰

      Take care...and stay safe!😊😊

      Hugs xxx

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  5. Hopefully the situation hasn’t and doesn’t get down to the last can of beans. Feel so sorry for those that were struggling before.
    Looking good in survival apparel, by the way☺

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    1. Unfortunately, in our local food store, it was! I think this one was only left there because it was dented!πŸ˜’
      But difficult times call for desperate actions...I bought it - at full price!!πŸ˜‰
      Me too, Anthony...seeing disabled people on TV in tears because they aren't receiving any food breaks my heart.
      I think this thing has caught every government off guard...they are all struggling to get help to those who most need it, probably the sheer numbers overwhelming them.
      Such difficult times...πŸ™
      So happy you like the survival apparel!!πŸ˜‰

      Stay safe...😊😊

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  6. Your poetry is so insightful. Hoping it doesnt come to the last can of beans...ever. Never lose that hope, or belief. Stay well.

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    1. Thank you, JC...so much!😊😊 We have been much more fortunate than some areas, there has been another delivery in store since I bought this one!
      Hanging onto hope is what will carry us through these difficult times I guess!

      Have a good day...and stay safe!😊😊

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  7. Love your poetry and love the picture of you too …
    Keep well and stay safe in these very uncertain times.

    As always I send my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Jan...and I'm really happy you liked the poem and picture!😊😊

      Have a lovely Sunday afternoon...and please stay safe too.

      Hugs xxx

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  8. oh ..i know how you feel - here it is still after so many weeks...toilet paper ...still... and sometimes bread and other things. love the pic. lol

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    1. I know... it's awful, isn't it?!
      It's bread, flour, yeast, milk, canned foods and...yes...toilet rolls here..we are on to torn up newspapers now!! 😜
      So glad you liked the picture!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

      Have a good day...and stay safe xxx

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  9. I really, really wish this current pandemic can be replaced by one of kindness. There are some signs it is there, but the spread is slow at the moment.
    Hugs and love - and admiration for your bankrobbing self.

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    1. That is my dearest wish too. If only everyone would act with kindness and compassion, then this awful pandemic would be easier to bear!
      Ha, my bankrobbing self only goes out when her cupboards are totally bare!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ I have a strong suspicion that she is a coward at heart!! Lol

      Please take care, my dear friend.

      Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  10. Ygraine, my friend, I really like that photo, but you may not want to walk into a bank dressed like that, they might think you're there for more than just beans.

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    1. Lol... I'll submit to your greater wisdom, my good friend!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

      Have a great day...and please stay safe!

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    1. Many thanks, Giancarlo...you too!
      And please stay safe 😊😊

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  12. Oh this is weird and sad dear Ygraine but this is relief that you made it my brave wise friend !

    i can understand being such sensitive person it hurts to see such desperation and conflict between people for items short on stores
    i really wish people show some care for other and not grab everything even if they can afford ,how selfish
    dearest friend ,you are not out of my thoughts in any time ,i am sure you will recover soon by the grace of lord!
    thinking of you with heart filled with love and prayers !
    please keep taking good care!
    all my love and hugs to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Dearest Baili...human nature is strange, isn't it?
      Ever since this pandemic has taken hold, people are literally fighting in the stores...and are buying everything in bulk, without a thought for anyone else. It makes me feel so sad that human beings can behave in such a selfish way. It they just bought what they needed, then there would be enough for everyone! It is the elderly and disabled people who suffer most.πŸ™ Some are still not receiving the supplies they are meant to. I suppose the authorities are struggling with the sheer numbers of needy people, but some are falling through the net...and it is heartbreaking.
      My dear friend, you are always in my thoughts also, and I hope and pray that you have enough food and other necessities for your families there in Pakistan.πŸ™πŸ™

      Be safe, my beautiful friend...and take good care of yourself!!

      All my love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  13. Over the fear, your Poetry will win the impossible. Because your art is the limit of a new sunlight. A sunlight comming from the depth of your Poetry :

    And I'm no longer me - it appears I've become
    A channel for His wisdom.
    (DRAGON MASTER) 29-12- 2012

    I wish you a happy new week.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Yannis...I feel SO honoured!😊😊
      And such a brilliant quote...very significant for every soul living on Earth today!!

      Wishing you a great week too!

      Stay safe, my friend...

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  14. Simple Yet Breath Taking - How Do You Did - Such Creativity - Enjoy The Week Ahead - And Stay Strong

    Cheers

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Wishing you a good week ahead too...and that you stay safe.😊😊

      Cheers!

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  15. I hope you and yours are all fine.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. I think we are recovering from the dreaded virus...but, of course, can't be sure as we haven't been tested!πŸ˜•

      I do hope you are all ok...in these uncertain times.

      Greetings from Hampshire 😊😊

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  16. You wrote it beautifully.
    I hope things get better soon and everything get back to normal s well.


    Have a nice day
    Kinza Khushboo
    Blog
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    1. Thank you so much!😊😊

      Yes, adding my hopes to yours...
      and hoping you are keeping safe and well!

      Have a lovely day!

      Hugs xxx

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    1. Good afternoon 😊😊

      And here's hoping you are keeping safe!

      A Hug x

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