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April 29, 2010


vivienne blake

As a Brit, I'm not sure I understand all the sociological implications of this: free meals good but embarrassing? or peanut butter sandwiches bad but cheap without being embarrassing? But I enjoyed the fact that you really FELT this poem.

Joseph Harker

Nice job incorporating those facts and figures, they didn't overbalance the emotion at all. I agree with Vivienne, it's clear that you felt your way through this.

Julie Jordan Scott

This poem is about the free and reduced price meals offered at schools across the US. The need for them is on the rise. I didn't realize, until I read the article, how many students receive free meals and yes, my children received free meals at one time in the midst of a marital split and having literally NO income (I was dependent, whole-souledly on the kindness of near-strangers), the meals were very welcomed.

one more believer

julie i thought this was perfect... we are indeed losing our way... at times the freelunch is not all that free... but then again nothing is.... i c nothin wrong with this post and today's prompt an excellent head of PJB... a life in the day


I agree--you approach this topic perfectly. Very powerful.

J D Mackenzie

Oh Julie, I tripped on the title but once into the content this is so real - the images of poverty programs. Kern County is beautiful but the problems there, especially among the rurals, are huge. Salute to you for crafting a great poem that caused me to visualize and think and feel.


I feel like a PB&J right now. I'm lucky to be able to .

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