Fat and Gristle

I eat the fat and gristle,
so that you may have the tender part.

No longer will you hunger,
I will devour the ugly parts.

So that you might enjoy,
so that you won’t hunger.
So that I might employ,
a better life for you.

Let me absorb,
the spikes of wrath,
Let me impart a better path….
for you.

I will digest the inconsumable bits,
and make the most of it……
so that you,
may have a better life.

I will be the compost pile,
and nurture you,
all the while………
…………… While, I eat fat and gristle…….
………………………………………………for you.

January 19, 2011.

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  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    This one I get and can relate to ☺ Well done

  • Thank you so much…, I appreciate your comment, Byron xx

    – LauraBroussard

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much, for featuring my writing !!!!

    – LauraBroussard

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 3 years ago

    This is so great.

  • Thank you, Rikki :))xx

    – LauraBroussard

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroover 3 years ago

    wonderful write….lovely sentiments of a caring heart….xoxo

  • Thank you, Cosi :))

    I have a son on the “spectrum”…. and, writing my feelings helps me cope.
    I appreciate your support, my friend xx

    – LauraBroussard

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 3 years ago

    great write…

  • Thank you very much, Troader :)

    – LauraBroussard

  • HamperRefuser
    HamperRefuserover 3 years ago

    Wow that is a great piece, very moving.

  • Thank you so much, HamperRefuser :))

    – LauraBroussard

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 3 years ago

    That is a wonderful metaphor..o dedication and love to another one.
    I personalize though here…and find that I would never do that for another one…unless it would be a child.
    If there is enough food and the person is able and healthy, I would share in equality what I have, considering not the piece or the quality but the needs.
    If I need tender parts..I would have them, if we both need them, we both have them, and if I love the “ugly parts” (which I adore in the poultry for example) I would take those and the “breast” to my dear one. But If this one is sick and cannot eat but “breast” I would give it to him or her.
    At the end…I am turning around your own problem and get to the same spot..
    your poem and thought is generous, lovin and precious, Laura. It´s just that
    I have to express some inkling…(smile)

  • It was written, from me, for my children….
    in life, I strive for the best for them, and in life, they will have to eat some gristle, ……..
    but, I always try and give them the opportunities for the best of the best…. and, in order to stand up, for a child, you must learn that by falling down, there is a lesson to be learned…. I would be there, to help them understand…… how to get back up.
    Thank you, Rosa, for your insight, it is always a pleasure to see how you percieve my writing xxx

    – LauraBroussard

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Raymondo XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    – LauraBroussard

  • Avalone
    Avaloneover 3 years ago

    Wonderful Laura, from an obviously special heart. xx

  • So sweet of you, thanks xxxx

    – LauraBroussard

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Amazingly written dear Luara…just brought back so much my dear dear friend- somebody ate that for me actually, I think Mick does it still…but metaphorically now…lol! I completely LOVE this Writing my friend…and Thelonius can be just so perfect on a soulful Sunday morning…..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Thank you, Rosie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    – LauraBroussard

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