we know
will stay with us
much longer
what is given
to us this day
our daily bread
we will remember
that is all we have
that is all we need

picture prompt poem
for one stop poetry
depression-era photo,
st louis, missouri aprox. 1933
from creative commons flicker

Published by

nancy marie davis

Nancy Marie Davis wine label illustrations, photography, mixed media, poetry and study in love.


  1. It's just so touching…striking imagery..empty basket is just the perfect metaphor..and this agonizing emptiness is accentuated by the dearth of "our daily bread"Terrific piece of write…Heart-wrenchingLove and Regards~ Sayandeep

  2. We just finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird set in the depression. Unfortunately we have students today in dire need of the basics. We do what the families will allow us to do to help.This picture speaks volumes.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s