Monday, October 20, 2014

A Grain Of

A grain of need
nestled
in the oyster.

A grain, a seed
that germs
a sick soil weed.

A grain that bleeds
blue black
cloistered commerce

and feeds hunger
to swollen hunger
to harvest greed.

Written for Kerry's Mini-Challenge and submitted to Open Link Monday at Real Toads.

16 comments:

colleen said...

Such a mixed breed seed of greed and even need. http://www.looseleafnotes.com/2014/10/a-moon-without-a-spoon/

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a powerful mix of word and thought. Your masterful use of language creates the undercurrent of a dark truth we are faced with on a daily basis.

Sylvia K said...

Powerful words indeed, Brian, and you are a master of the language! Wonderful! Have a great week!!

Sylvia K said...

Forgive me MZ!!! I just came from Brians blog and my brain wasn't following me -- obviously!! But you are indeed a master of the language!!

manicddaily said...

A super powerful poem, MZ, especially the close. k.

manicddaily said...

A super powerful poem, MZ, especially the close. k.

Tempest Nightingale LeTrope said...

A harvest of greed is the worst kind of harvest. And yet it seems to be the most prevalent kind. I was struck by the strength and importance of your words.
http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2014/10/octpowrimo-2014-day-20.html

Björn Rudberg said...

The slight changes in the first three stanza create a growing distress of where our world is heading...

Susan said...

And that last stanza knocked me out. Stark reality.

Justin Lamb said...

This is dark but, sadly, true. I like how you managed to convey a very strong message with subtle language.

blueoran said...

: is selfish: me my mine: the world is my oyster: a fabulous black pearl worth its weight in slaughter. Amen.

Yvonne Osborne said...

The harvest season, feed the world. And the oyster is so pure and innocent...

an owl and a candle said...

Excellent-- especially the mid-section ("a seed that germs a sick soil weed. A grain that bleeds blue black") and the closing.

Susie Clevenger said...

A capsule of truth that effects all of us

Margaret said...

So much said with so little. Always sharp and to the point. I am always thrilled reading your poetry.

Fireblossom said...

So...soy beans are out?