Sidi J. Mahtrow

For Want of a Loaf of Bread

For want of a loaf of bread,
A child was lost.
For want of a child,
A family was lost.
For want of a family,
A community was lost.
For want of a community,
A Town was lost.
For want of a town,
A state was lost.
For want of a state,
A nation was lost.
For want of a nation
A society was lost.

All for the want of a loaf of bread.

Making fuel from grain has unintended consequences.


Submitted: Thursday, February 03, 2011
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  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (2/3/2011 5:40:00 AM)

    I learn something here...a little thing is not little at all but it can make a huge..either a huge good things or bad thankful always and dont get greedy...and in many stages, life always meet with lost so we need to get ready :) (Report) Reply

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