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Below is the poem entitled Notice which was written by poet Autumn Rose Wood. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I stood in line with women
A few men waited
But mostly the people around me had curves and femininity
The morning begun cool but warmed as the sun took her throne
The temperature change was like the change that overcame 
The strangers
At first silent
Looking straight
And then slowly sharing
Seeing each other
A kind woman offered snacks to the small fussing children
She had grandbabies.
We were all here 
Hoping for the same result
But for different reasons, different circumstances
One woman explained that she kept renting houses that were forclosed.
One was on the news the night before at the Interfaith Shelter, already homeless.
Some had little ones and looked much too young

*Poet's note

This was longer and tied more firmly into the title before I lost this poem in cyberspace
I write fictional poetry occassionally, but this one is not that. This is vulnerablity and I am not 
strong enough to rewrite it in its entirity again. Please don't judge this yet. It isn't finished.

Copyright © Autumn Rose Wood

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  1. Date: 8/20/2009 3:24:00 PM
    interesting, I hope you will be able to finish this one

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 9:36:00 AM
    You have such power with words, Autumn. Every line brings thought-provoking images and strong feelings..."The strangers/At first silent/Looking straight/ And then slowly sharing/ Stories/ Truth/ Seeing each other"..."Hoping for the same result/But for different reasons, different circumstances/ Situations".... Excellent! Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/14/2009 9:07:00 AM
    What a day. Some very unbelieveably outstanding writes I am reading today.Thank you for sharing yours with us Autumn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/13/2009 8:06:00 AM
    It is hard not to notice people in such dire circumstances, those who desire only the basic necessities of food, shelter and clothing. Unfortunately, we "notice" far too many of them on the streets and in bread lines today. Perhaps your great poem will make it harder for those who are in a position to help to turn away. Excellent writing! Far more compelling than "fiction" for me. Love, Carolyn