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This is a wonderful poem written by a very good writer and poet. Please take the time to explore her website! “tanyacliff.com”


If it
If it were
If it were your
If it were your children’s bellies grumbling
of course you would feed them
knead stone into bread
until your fingers bled trying
can you squeeze water from clay?
filter impurities away?
with your skin?
steal shelter from garbage bins?
build scrap-tin walls with a cardboard roof
until it rains
filling puddles with the rust
of poverty’s chains
to what land would you flee?
if bombs showered your home?
all order violently destabilized
carry your children on your back
so you might keep their dead bodies from dying
for another day or two
how much time can you purchase?
when you can’t even buy food?
If it were your children’s bellies grumbling
If it were your
If it were
If it


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3 thoughts on “If

    Tanya Cliff said:
    April 5, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks again, Steve! I appreciate the kind words. Have a wonderful day!

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    Pete said:
    April 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Excellent. What a creative piece. I need to visit her blog!

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      Light Ministry Blog responded:
      April 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Hi Pete! Yes, she has a number of different kinds of poems and offerings. She does have some older posts scripture attached, but lately she’s been writing more socially/politically oriented materials…



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