lonely shepherd

  

 

 

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The feeble written wit

taps through the fog

with an old man’s cane,

while the pompous elegant verse

strides briskly past,

seeking reality

at the sidewalk’s end.

 

… Silently surveying

his gutter world,

the street urchin humbly wonders

at the tense waves

such efforts bring the night.

 

 

 

 

 

3 comments

  1. Craig; for me, the bitter divide in this world is writ large here. The juxtaposition of ‘the feeble written wit’ and ‘pompous elegant verse’ hits home like a bolt of lightning.

    Complacency in the face of so much inequality will be the death of mankind.

    Douglas.

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  2. Craig,

    The poet’s plight corresponds to the plight of the world.
    There is no equity, nor logic, to the way it is. We are all
    street urchins in one way or another.

    You are a deep thinker. We read your work and
    we think deeply. That is a first step in the right direction.

    You wield a wise pen. Again you earn your title…
    Poet Philosopher.

    Sarah

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  3. Hi Craig

    Silently surveying

    his gutter world,

    the street urchin humbly wonders

    at the tense waves

    such efforts bring the night.

    That in ,itself, is a remarkable image and poem and as part of the larger whole it works wonderfully into the
    child of poverty who witnesses the gap between pride and humility, the have an have not. So often, writers and humans forget how the small things matter, how dearth and simplicity can teach us about the fullness of the human condition an spirit. This is fine writing that says a lot, significant and so well crafted!

    Thank you!
    Wendy

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