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HANDFUL OF RICE

Thomas Dooley 1968 (Maryland)

Hunger of the mind hunger of the soul
A child's stomach empty as it sits in the cold
When will we learn there are things more valuable than gold

A handful of rice sticky and warm
Fills the belly and comforts the soul
A feeling some wish to know

Thankful for what is before you
Some might not see it; a prayer of thanks is what you do.
You see a feast of nourishing food.

A handful of rice sticky and warm
Fills the belly and comforts the soul
A feeling many wish to know

Pressure and time hardens a diamond
Pressure and time softens the rice
We ignore the doctor's advice, think everything is alright.

A handful of rice sticky and warm
Fill the belly and comforts the soul.
A feeling I wish to know

Contentment with the simple joys of life
Strength is facing the challenges of the night.
The next day's pains are healed by the light.

A handful of rice sticky and warm
Fill the belly and comforts the soul.
A feeling everyone should know.

©Copyright Thomas Dooley 2020
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Thomas Dooley

A poet who sits at the edge of society with a microscope composing metaphor phrases in a rhythmic fashion, creating elaborate photos on the caves of the mind. Showing a landscape of hypocrisy in society today. In a tone of sociopolitical form to provoke thought and move emotions. more…

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