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Poems - The Day I Forgot my Pen


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The Day I Forgot my Pen

by butterflyzrfree

Amongst thick roots protruding
from ground
lay a prize for the dog
chicken bone

Animals clean up after one another
even the waste dumps are for seagulls,
rats, mice, snakes, worms.

The roots protruding bother me
I trip and scramble
losing all intention to relax with
my dog on a beautiful day
get that all American exercise.
Lizards change color quickly.

Look up--trees full bloom like a
tunnel, a trap, we are stuck in the forest
falling leaves change color through the sun
picking berries, and the beauty and
safety of the tree-trunks
feels like home.

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Re: The Day I Forgot my Pen (Score: 1 )
by Upāsaka on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (08:19:35)
I love how you can transport me to Florida! Why am I not there? I New York the pigeons leave more than they take. LOL! You are such a prolific writer I can't keep up! Wonderful!

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    Re: The Day I Forgot my Pen (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (16:22:40)
    Thank you so much, upasaka, I hold you in such high respect that it is difficult to believe you would like any of my stuff! Many thanks, Gail

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Re: The Day I Forgot my Pen (Score: 1 )
by liarbird on Thursday, March 08, 2012 (23:02:26)
G'day Gail...
I loved your line 'animals clean up after one another'
That is how Mother Nature planned.
I think we might have stuffed it up.
Nice poem Gail.

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    Re: The Day I Forgot my Pen (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Friday, March 09, 2012 (16:13:50)
    Thanks, Lindsay! And, yes, we certainly have stuffed it up haven't we? Just too many people in the world, but, it wouldn't be bad if they would make the least effort to take care of things...

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Re: The Day I Forgot my Pen (Score: 1 )
by opalkoi on Monday, March 26, 2012 (08:53:35)
I enjoyed your attention to detail and how one detail led to another in this write and formed your poem , the dog and chicken bone, the animals and waste dumps, the roots that bother you, the lizards and falling leaves, an enjoyable read that left me feeling that I had been there to

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