Don't give me a fish

Don't give me a fish

A Poem by JanieB

 

 

 

 

Don’t give me a fish

 

I need help!

Don’t give me a fish

What will a fish do?

Feed me for a day?

 

I need to survive

I need to eat

I need to feed my family

We are dying

 

Please give me a fishing line

Then I will learn to fish for myself

I can then feed myself and family

The fish will never end

Don’t give me a fish.

 

 



 

© 2013 JanieB


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Nice statement of the times we live in, I hope the people of Cyprus can pull together and survive their current situation.

Posted 7 Years Ago


A simple poem yet powerful metaphor. I like your writing style.

Posted 7 Years Ago


it's often degrading to rely on the metaphorical fish, but empowering to learn how to use the line.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I don’t give a fish and nobody else for that matter you have to fin for yourself.
Nice work.


Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

everyone...all humans....deep down want self reliance

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

They say that is what we did in Africa and other places..yet..they are still starving..why..perhaps they did not pick up the rod to fish with it..this give a person a lot to think about..Kathie

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very very interesting! Never really thought of it that way but it truly is more of a help to learn yourself isn't it?:)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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JanieB
JanieB

Paphos, Europe, Cyprus



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I started writing in October '10. A real new bee to this world of writing. I currently live in Cyprus, where I have been since 2005. I am British, and have spent many years living abroad. Please j.. more..

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