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Street Cred

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Street Cred

Houses on parade
Guards to civilisation
A great divide between man and space
Escapism opposed to reality

Sentinals stand at either end of street
Neighbourhood watch
Dangerous tongues gossip
Prepare for another enslaught

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 3:29:00 PM
    all i see when i read this is war, deep write

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty
    Date: 1/14/2013 4:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Originally this was written having witnessed idle neighbourhood gossip and seeing on the news the devaluing of whole neighbourhoods both in price and humanity of social standards... To se the ugliness of the tongue used as sword and then the putting in of windows and doors and the terror of all that follows is a kind of war on our doorsteps we seem to forget inside our own cosy homes/lives... Appreciate your thoughts/review.
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 9:00:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your work..The line about the dangerous gossip was a line that made me not sure about the true message of the poem..I am thinking do the sentinels stand in watch to guard against the gossip?...If so, I think the poem is funny..If not, then I don't know what might be happening..Something bad that a neighborhood watch is in progress...Enjoyed reading which ever way it should go..Sara

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty
    Date: 1/14/2013 4:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sara sorry for my late reply I seemed to miss this one... It was originally written warning against the gossiping tongues of neighbours causing stret wars... How cold and oppressed some areas of society can become, how low life can become and all because of sheer nastiness of tongue... Appreciate your thoughts.
  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:39:00 PM
    where ARE you, Anna-Marie??

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 3:46:00 PM
    Really like the flavor and message in this one. Seems so honest yet sad too. This is really creative. Thank you for sharing it and for your kind comment on my Good-bye. We will keep in touch. Best wishes my friend. Karen

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 3:14:00 AM
    A nice write :-)

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 12:43:00 AM
    Timely poem that gives the reader something to reflect on. Much to think about here. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and for your kind comment on my good-bye post. We will keep in touch. Blessings to you. Karen

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty
    Date: 1/9/2012 12:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen, nice to see you pop by - going to miss your presence here but yes will be in touch otherwise... All the very best...x