she’d rattle some plates around
bang on some pots
make us believe she was cooking something
so we’d all stop crying…you know?
…i guess you don’t know
i’ve got to calm down
sorry, but i think i’ll pass on the cheesecake
by Mary Ann Blinkhorn
Written for 3WW at: http://www.threewordwednesday.com/
So sad….I got it even before getting to the end.
Hunger is a sad thing. Thank you for reading and commenting, Kate.
Love this one.
‘make us believe she was cooking something’.
It opened my eyes a bit more toward hunger.
pass on the cheesecake – no can do
Thank you for stopping by, Carl. 🙂
Well done, I could feel the emotion through the words
I tried to tell it the way it was told to me. Thank you so much for reading.
Every corner of earth knows hunger. 😦
It is a shocking thing when children want this much and a mother has to resort to make-believe. Even more shocking to know mothers still have to face this today.
Really great writing.
I appreciate your comments. Thanks for reading.
So sad. I like the ending though when the child learned to find humor in the situation.
Thank you, and thanks very much for following me. 🙂
You’re very welcome. 🙂
Poor kids, and that poor mother! No mother should have to deal with her children going hungry.
Wow. Yay you.
Thanks, my friend…
sounds and images = great impact x
Thank you so much! 🙂
“rattling pots” – certainly do have the potential to deceive…
I do so like that line.
The sound of illusion can have a hollow ring to it,
Thanks very much for your kind words. 🙂
Great story telling – powerful message, and hope through the acceptance of our circumstances. Very cool!
Thank you for your inspiring comment, Kris.
Thanks, Resa…which reminds me. It’s Wednesday again. I’ll have to take a look at this week’s Three Word Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂