Thursday, January 30, 2014

Headline Poem 1/30/14 -- Oranges & Milk

(Photo credit USA Today)

Today, some elementary students in Utah went through the lunch line, only to find out there was not enough money on their cards to pay for their meal. Their food was taken, thrown away, and they were offered milk and oranges instead. 

Oranges & Milk 

Water from the faucet goes
drip
    drip
        drip

Wash your hands and get in line,
it's time to
eat
    eat
        eat

Lunch is served on plastic platters with dividers down the center 
a veggie
    a fruit
        a slice of pizza too

A woman with a netted bun yells out, you're outta cash!

Sorry for the confusion, you'll have to give that food back!

We've got oranges for those of you who cannot pay today!

While you're at it, grab a milk, while we throw your meal away!

Empty 
    tray

Empty 
    belly

Tears fall from the eyes
down
    down
        down

Here's a tissue honey,
If you go now you won't need a pass!
We want you thinking, creating, and innovating,
It's time to go back to class!