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Stagnant Stare

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Stagnant Stare

Everything is falling,
the leaves, the snowflakes, the dust;
And I just stare through these broken panes,
as my bones decay and rust.

I see a couple walking hand in hand,
it's young love in full bloom;
Just living in the here and now,
and shunning all impending doom.

Two dogs are humping in the park,
while their owners stop and stare;
"That could be us," the young man says,
but the woman acts like she's not aware.

A bird slams into my picture window, 
and is dead before he hits the ground;
Oh why, oh why, could that not be me,
or does that seem just too unsound.

I pull the shades down slowly,
and quietly lean back in my chair;
I think there's something I'm supposed to do,
but all I can do is stare.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:20:00 AM

    your poem is brilliant Carl, and that last line gives me shades of my favourite poet W.D.Davies...

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 1:47:00 PM

    I got a kick outa the dogs in park part. Ha ha..But if this is you? Well you can always come here?It takes away all the lookin out the window time. Many blessings back to ya... :o)

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 9:12:00 AM

    really nice write.. enjoyed every line and a greater perk that it rhymes... loved it... keep it up.... hope to hear more soon.