Burden upon young shoulders

Centuries come and go

Each with its economic crisis

That's what they call it

But how can we face our family

And say we do not have anymore

Left to eat

Nor place to live?


Written for the magpietales

I am just feeling melancholy today. Didn't mean to drag anyone down...


  1. Ninot Ma'am,
    You have every right to feel that way. Many are concerned with so many countries on the brink, Ireland,Greece,Italy,Spain and now the USA (re-rated AA+ from AAA). Though their troubles are not of the same level of seriousness, but taken together it would cause a great headache. Who says the subprime woes had gone? The gloom would reach our shores by and by. Sadly the ripples are progressing slowly. Unless the US economy can make a breakaway from all these with a U-turn of some sort and spare all others.

  2. a very hard conversation indeed...have unfortunately been there...when i lost my job a couple years back hard times...nice simplecaptureof that...

  3. So sad this is... and good question... Who can answer to that?

  4. A reality of far too many, everywhere. Good write, Nino!

  5. Powerful... a sad reality of today. Better to get it out than to let it fester inside. = )

  6. It is just another challenge to face.
    as you so wisely say;
    "Centuries come and go
    Each with its economic crisis".
    But this one will test our ability to cooperate to save the interdependent global society we have created.

  7. That has been a problem throughout the ages.

  8. Dear friends, it seems that Google has eaten my own comment! Mama Zen is so right. This is about as real as it gets. I feel for people around the world affected by the current affairs and yes, just like what Kaykuala and Stafford say, this is global and sooner or later will affect everyone, one way or the other.

    I pray it doesn't escalate into an uglier scenario, with all my heart.

  9. May be a downer ... but beautifully composed!

  10. Dear Helen,
    What a lovely thing to say. Thank you.


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