Friday, June 21, 2013

Lunch break

  Bell rings, hordes troop out,
laughter, chatter and some food shared too
lunch breaks mean fun time. 

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Stemming school dropouts,
nothing motivates like food-
free midday meals help.

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World famished for time;
unhealthy mix of food, work-
meeting over lunch.

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This post is shared with Haikuheights and the prompt is LUNCH

30 comments:

  1. If lunch keeps them in school, I say --give 'em lunch! Very provocative series!Lunch

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    1. The free-lunch initiative is an effort to prevent children from dropping out to seek odd jobs to help out their families. It has been introduced in many schools in India with positive results. Thank you for dropping by :)

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  2. Things we take for granted here...lunch at school. Thank you for sharing this through your haiku. The last one is unfortunately so true.

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    1. Oh yes Maggie, we are all guilty of gobbling our lunches to accommodate work.

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  3. Lunches al desko! I know them well. Too well.

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    1. In that case Cosmo maybe its time to start savoring lunches to see what its like on the other side of time barrier :)

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  4. Reshma this is really interesting. "Mid day meals" scheme is working only in some Govt. schools, Even KV's don't have it.

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    1. That's true Ushaji, its mostly undertaken in urban Govt schools other than KV's and rural areas to encourage children to study instead of taking up labour...

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  5. Oh I did enjoy these and the last is so deep. Lunch should be a time for relaxing and nourishing our bodies while refreshing our spirit ~ working lunches are a fast track to ulcers!

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    1. Very true Brenda, in our haste to work more, we end up harming our health...

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  6. What a good idea to give the children lunch to feed their minds and tummies:)

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    1. It is an idea that is working pretty well :)

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  7. Really nice set! The first one reminded me of school days:)

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    1. Thanks Tarang:) Those were the days, weren't they...

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  8. The first was much fun and so lighthearted!! Loved the deep undercurrent running in the other two!! Very meaningful!!

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    1. Thanks Nanka, glad you enjoyed them :)

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  9. There has been much pressure to work right through lunch here. The last nine years I worked, lunch breaks were a thing of the past. Thanks for writing about htis important issue. Good job. :-)

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    1. Work pressures teach you a lot about real value of the good things of life, Thank you for the kind words Alice, you made my day:)

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  10. Yea! nice one... reminded ma childhood :)

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    1. Thanks Anjali:) Childhood memories are always special:)

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  11. I worked in a shelter/program for at-risk girls. Food became pavolov's bell. Still, while we had their attention, we did what we could.

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    1. Life is a tough teacher LaTonya.

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  12. Your second haiku is simply wonderful. The government in my country introduced a scheme where free lunch is served to primary school children. Afterwards, statistics indicated a huge percentage increase in school enrollment. It truly works

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    1. Thanks Celestine:) Glad to hear of the success of free-lunch in your place as well.

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  13. Reshma, I remembered school when I read your first Haiku... Truly well written and the thrid one is so true... we don not have time for health in the ever fast world ... loved it :)

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    1. Thanks Cynthia :) School days were so full of great memories, as for the last one, its how life is nowadays...

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  14. The third one is my favorite ... a tale of modern day !!!

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  15. All 3 are simply good ones depicting the lunch break. The first one took me back to school days. Second one is a hard reality for many! And third is the story of our current times!

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    1. You have summed it up beautifully Shilpa, thank you :)

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