Give Us Our Daily

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Give Us Our Daily–

Sure, I’d like to earn bread, writing–
but what I write for
is to b-read.

(Well, what I really write for
is to write more.)

But better read
than dead
which is what I would be
not writing.

(Being read is
the better bread
no ifs, ands or butter
about it.)

And so I knead and noodle,
breed words,
shape lines,
give rise to what is sometimes
admittedly half-baked
(always my wry
gets carried away),

feed too
on the b-read
of others, my dear
companions.

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Here’s a very belated and rather silly poem for Grace’s prompt on dVerse Poets Pub about bread.  Process note-I think the word “companion” comes from the Latin, meaning someone with whom you break bread.  Thank you for being mine!

Ps slightly edited since first posting.

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10 Comments on “Give Us Our Daily”

  1. hedgewitch Says:

    Don’t we all–want to be, write to b-read. I think this makes us the (at least part-time) staff of life. ;_) This made me smile, k–always a pleasure to get toasty with your words.


  2. “B-read”: Great play on the word there.
    We do want to be read but in some way, we write for ourselves. I really liked this bit: “And so I knead and noodle,/breed words,/shape lines…”
    -HA

  3. Grace Says:

    Love the play of b-read, half-way is still good in my book ~ Better to appreciate the words and the writer than a dead one too ~

    And K, we have OLN this Saturday, so feel free to link this up, smiles ~

  4. brian miller Says:

    better read than dead….hahaha…I don’t know…somedays maybe….lol….fun word play in this….I hope you have a wonderful holiday k….

  5. Mama Zen Says:

    Oh, this is clever!

  6. grapeling Says:

    how’s that erasmus quote go? if I have a little money, i buy books. if I have any left over, I buy food? 🙂 ~

  7. lynn__ Says:

    I enjoyed this, k…like jam on toast 🙂

  8. claudia Says:

    that is a cool meaning of companion… love your wordplay here… b-read… and i don’t mind half-baked words every once and a while…

  9. Jamie Dedes Says:

    What fun, K. I like it. 🙂


  10. Oh yes.. and that you are.. Such great use of the rhymes , read, bread and dead.. we are all here to be read.


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