Sunday, December 22, 2013

Magpie 199

Madonna With the Milk Soup ~ Gerard David, 1510


they feed us pablum
expect us to swallow
words ~ bland, trite, insipid
we hunger for flavor
satisfying, fiery hot



13 comments:

  1. Excellent take and I adore brevity! I am also upset and angry with our world. It's suppose to be what we make of it and I didn't make this mess! Happy Holidays!

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  2. aint that the truth! I find most news stations annoying- either they are yelping at each other or worse yet "dumbing" down the news to the screaming point of idiocy - who the F... cares about Hollywood fashions and who's stepping out with who? I want to know what is really going on and right now the only place to find it is in foreign newspapers or Aljazeera America.
    I think you hit my HOT button Helen! Have a great Christmas with your family xoxoxo K

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  3. ha. we let them feed us tasteless gruel for sustenance...they fool only those that let them.....

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  4. Do you buy your pablum in the powdered form or those square chunks that look so much like tofu? A lovely take on the prompt.

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  5. We're always hungry for more...

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  6. Yeah, if only they can communicate their abhorrence! Nice twist to the prompt Helen!

    Hank

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  7. You have recognized
    the eternal problem
    of the bland
    leading the
    bland.
    I do hope
    you have
    an opportunity to
    spice things
    up.
    At least
    a little
    bit

    Seasonal blessings and Bear hugs. Best wishes for a non-bland 2014.

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  8. Clever write.
    Babies do tend to pull funny faces when fed their tasteless gruel.
    Merry Christmas!
    Anna :o]

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  9. Definitely love your emphatic point of view! Gruel? Bah, humbug...well, have a Happy and a Merry!

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  10. Bring on the spice! Happy 2014 to you and yours, Helen!

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  11. How terrible to say, but it is an ugly baby, isn't it? His words certainly weren't pablum, but they're nearly always read that way.

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