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Starving Artist
by Jacqueline Hallenbeck
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Previously titled "Starving Poet".

I'll have my poems for dinner.
I'm starving, can't you tell?
They don't make me any money
so, I'll eat them, might as well.

I'll gobble up each verse,
each haiku, rhyme and prose;
and if they smell unpleasant,
I'll simply hold my nose.

If, on the other hand,
they end up tasting sour,
I'll use Adobo - Goya
and each piece I'll devour.

I'm done eating my poems
and my stomach is upset;
I knew consuming them
would be something I'd regret.

(c) JH 12/30/09



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Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 3/28/2010
I think this is a very interesting resolve--a well written poem that addresses the the life of artists of all forms. How you put is so stark and in the face, it almost hurts. Thanks for this, jacqueline.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/16/2010
Most of us can relate to these words, Jacqueline. I like your style of's easy and fun to read...and the meaning of each poem is right there.....I'm a fan!

Reviewed by John Bidwell 1/14/2010
There is that saying about keeping your words sweet in case you have to eat them.
Much enjoyed!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/14/2010
This is well-written and thought-inciting, Jacqueline. Well done. Thank you for sharing and welcome to AuthorsDen. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/14/2010
You have a nice touch, Jacqueline, light and deep at the same time and a self-effacing humour any decent writer has to have. Welcome to AD.


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