Saturday, August 5, 2017

Why were adults not talking?

                                                                                            Artist : Erte
Image:  Doves with Aphrodite
-  the ancient Greek goddess of
love and beauty   (here)

Stale bread staring back
Brackish water in a half broken cup
The best on offer
All his worldly possessions
and he was hungry

Child with a blank look
Why were adults not talking?

Much maligned
never given a chance
though opportunities recurred

An olive branch
Doves kept appearing

The absence of political will
but why?
(55 words)

Kerry's at Real Toad's  -  flash 55


  1. The absence of political will...
    Now, why would that be?

  2. You have brought a light touch to the lines and images which I really enjoyed, Hank. As always, you leave the reader with much to ponder.

  3. The eyes of a kid sure sees more many a time

  4. Yes, the But why is the question. Well said, Hank.

  5. "but why?" - There is a depth to this question.

  6. 'but why', indeed. You pose one of the most important - and yet, thus far unanswered - question of the day. Good one, Hank.

  7. Because sharing for some means losing. Amassing wealth and ignoring need is thought to be power, but it only harbors resentment and desire for revenge.

  8. As you've already noticed from most of the responses, that final "why" stays in the mind... "but why", indeed...

  9. I thought this Hank very thought provoking....even the title I thought it could relate to myself and family. Well done.