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Pieces of People

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Pieces of People

Pieces of People

Walking through my life I spy, a lonesome paper in the mud 
I stare at it wonder why, litter, anybody could 
Pick it up, later to bin, carry on my stroll
There before me see again, on wind another roll

Now I’ve two and I move on, and soon I see a third 
Again I wonder why its done, it all seems so absurd 
A fourth, a, fifth, a sixth I find, I think there’s purpose here
But can’t imagine in my mind, the why remains unclear

Soon so many in my hand, ridiculous it seems
To drop these pieces o’er the land and ruin all the scenes
And then I stop a moment, think, is more to this than meets the eye
And see, though blurry is the ink, on each a word is written wry


At last I thought is time to read and pieces when together sown
Said, come to me for there’s no need, for us to walk this Earth alone
I see the pieces, they are strewn, I gather them, pick up my pace
Will loneliness depart me soon and end the endless paper chase?


R D Seal   9 March 13

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  1. Date: 8/4/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Pieced together like that, it's revealing.

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Oooh, beautiful ending in true Richard style. I'm sure to steal that line sometime or other. Great stuff, Mr Clean. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:59:00 AM
    hmmm, I am going in circle tonight and I think there are no more poems of yours I have not seen. Get some more up, my friend. I'm waiting!!

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 12:16:00 AM
    Super interesting. I loved the title. I agree with Jeremy about the last line... it seems writing strikes us most when we are needing a friend. Never thought of it like that before... until now. I know this poem wasn't literal, but I'm reminded of a time when I went to the dump with my dad, and I found a scuffed up war diary! I truly felt like I was picking up "pieces of people".

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 10:05:00 PM
    Yes, wonderful metaphor, this poem is alive. 'Will the loneliness depart me soon and end the endless paper chase?' is one of the best last lines I have ever read.

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Great metaphor, great phrasing, you have a way with words. I really likes this One.

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:21:00 PM
    ...and thanks for commenting on TGOG! Much appreciated!! Keith

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:19:00 PM
    VERY clever Richard! Great title, marvelous quatrains with rhyming couplets, and a significant message. Well done my friend! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Wonderful write... Welcome to PoetrySoup. You are very talented.

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Congrats on a wonderful write and win!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Hi Richard, this is a nice winning poem... many congrats on this wonder piece of piece.. ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 8:18:00 PM
    This is a very good poem. Congratulations. Continue to write. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 12:19:00 AM
    hey, so you got a win. CONGRATULATIONS. Well deserved.

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Nicely done Richard. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 3:38:00 PM
    Ahhhh frustration turning to hope...lovely...great win. Congratulations

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:36:00 PM
    I hear you, there seems to be a world full of lonely people who can't manage to find and accept each other? Odd yes?Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:33:00 PM
    Richard Nicely done. Congratulations on your well deserve win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 11:48:00 AM
    Creative write, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 10:04:00 AM
    This smacks of loneliness rather than a paper chase Richard.,congratulations on your winning place xx

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 9:26:00 AM
    The paper chase..........yes......a great theme for Susan's contest, and loved the insightful and thoughtful verse! Congratulations!

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