breaking bones for bread

breaking bones for bread

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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when you walk the pavement
breaking bones for bread
and your eyes catch a ride
to the scene of the crime

you gotta know
this is not how it's supposed to go
things turn dirty when night comes

and stars that lit up the sky
they fall down 
to say goodbye

time blinks, days pass
you're back 

walking the pavement
breaking bones for bread
stars fall from the night sky
lighting up your eyes

you gotta know
this is how it's supposed to go
night ends
sunshine wipes the dirt away

time blinks, days pass
you're back

time blinks, days pass
you're back

breaking bones for bread
your eyes catch a ride

walking the pavement
to the scene of the crime

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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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Following the ever expanding nine to five like we're all on autopilot, safe in the knowledge that we will be thrown a crumb of hope intermittently, to keep us going and not questioning what we do in between the crumbs.
This is kinda hypnotic Ana, like we are being controlled to believe the smallest glimpse of reward justifies all the suffering.
We are but the books on the dystopian shelf, who can hear all the fun the utopian books have on an unseen shelf, elaewhere in the building.


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

You ever notice how in those fantasy books and movies about utopian societies that there's always so.. read more
Lorry

3 Months Ago

Yes I have. Reminds me of the stepford wives. Or North Korea.
But then again, I think jello i.. read more
Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

lol! : )



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I get the idea this is a hooker's life, walking the night streets, but there are parallels for anyone, city or country, whose ever worked a long life of graveyards. There's something haunting & distorting about being up, having to work, when "normal" people are home in bed (or so it seems). Your poem conveys that relentless feeling, before you know it, time to go back to work again . . . and again (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Ana Papaya

1 Week Ago

Thank you very much, Margie!

without exaggeration .. these words remind me of summat I wrote .... years ago and maybe even posted here ,, I shall try and find them .. I hope this one is about monotony and being powerless .. coz if it aint .. mine was even more brill than I first thought .... AGT's Neville

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Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

No. Poems. I'm not sure how many pages.
Neville

1 Month Ago


I just checked 92 pages at 10 per page = 920 .. x
Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

Keep going! :)
This poem has a nice cadence to it. As a lapsed Catholic whenever I hear "breaking bread" I instantly think of mass. I like the juxtaposition of breaking bread (peaceful and warm) with breaking bones

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Hi, thanks very much for checking out my poem.
:)
Following the ever expanding nine to five like we're all on autopilot, safe in the knowledge that we will be thrown a crumb of hope intermittently, to keep us going and not questioning what we do in between the crumbs.
This is kinda hypnotic Ana, like we are being controlled to believe the smallest glimpse of reward justifies all the suffering.
We are but the books on the dystopian shelf, who can hear all the fun the utopian books have on an unseen shelf, elaewhere in the building.


Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

You ever notice how in those fantasy books and movies about utopian societies that there's always so.. read more
Lorry

3 Months Ago

Yes I have. Reminds me of the stepford wives. Or North Korea.
But then again, I think jello i.. read more
Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

lol! : )
Wow, so well written and thought out. awesome

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Thanks a bunch, KT
And so time passes with life sometimes being worth less than a dime, which is the real, neverending crime.
Another interesting offering
Ms. AP

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading my stuff always. :)

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