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A Very Handy Man

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A Very Handy Man

Tap tap-tap-tap tap-tap 
He hunts and pecks his words
Each one seems a struggle 
Just to get the ink to the paper
He does this incessantly
From four in the morning until noon
Everyday.
What’s he writing in there? 
I see him leave every afternoon
Always the same clothes and shoes
Where is he going?
He’s gone for hours 
And then suddenly he’s back.
That bicycle full of sacks
Some from True Value 
Others from Wally World
And even some from a woman’s boutique
What’s he doing in there?
From 9:00 PM till midnight 
I hear voices and music playing
But no one come or goes
It appears to be just him.
And then it settles down to the click clack
Of an old typewriter and the silence of a lamb
What’s he writing in there?
What’s he doing in there?
Someone needs to know
He’s not a troublemaker 
But someone needs to know
Someone needs to know
Someone needs to know.

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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 11:04:00 AM
    Inquisitive, Steve, as always a gem! Last tap, tap, tap, tap, I know was in Syria or Jordan when a Mossad guy was sending a message and was caught red-handed, as it were. Historically speaking...

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/20/2013 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha, I hope it didn't have that much political meaning! I would feel responsible for something I don't understand! thanks for the comments. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 12:32:00 AM
    A self-portrayal perhaps, Stephen

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/18/2013 11:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah you got me! Your a very smart man Dr. Mehta!
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 9:01:00 PM
    always looking forward in reading your poetry.. :-)

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Hi Stephen, haha,,, Love the echo on the last 3 lines... Now I want to know what he is doing up in there.. if he's got a silence of the lamb treatment going on.. you got to move... :-)... seriously i enjoyed the tapping sound and the disturbing creepy neighbor .. xox~ Linda