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Peafowl Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Beating Around the Bush Rico Leffanta Limerick peafowl, political,
Premium Member Poem Book Three of the THIRUK-KURAL on Un-Authorised and Authorised LOVE: Canto 109, K109 to 133 T Wignesan Epigram peafowl, beauty, loneliness, men, sensual,
Premium Member Poem Contemplation of a White Line---Drunken Pen Carrie Richards Narrative peafowl, introspection, me,
Premium Member Poem Embrace the Lines Carrie Richards Narrative peafowl, introspection,

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Peafowl Poem Example

Embrace the Lines

There's a narrow white line
dead center of the empty road
The sky is clear, the sun is hot

I am sitting on the edge of this blacktop world
Waiting for a tow
Some shortcut huh? A back road error in judgement...
Sitting in this no-man's land of desolate boredom
A missed appointment, a disappointed friend waiting
Frustration billows up in the sizzle of Indian summer

Peafowl graze in the tall brown weeds behind me, hunting grasshoppers
Territorial hens and cocks at their banquet
The patriarch, with his vast train, reigns aloof
in the shade of a vagrant oak
and looks at me, with disdain
I am an intruder, in a world I don't belong....

I have been waiting for nearly an hour
mesmerized by the long white line that meanders into the distant horizon...
I'm wondering how long has it been
since I've had such a moment
To contemplate such a trifle...
....just a simple, slender line in the center of an asphalt road

Who put it there?  What sort of man?  Who drives the machine, that paints this line?
Did he do this all day...draw these straight white painted stripes?
Does he give it much thought?  This artist,...this Da'vinci of roadways?
Does he think of the life he might save?
The order this brings?  One streak of lightning on an oiled-black sky?

Does he do this all day.....day after day?
This artwork to pay for a home or a car?
For a wife or a child?  Hard work for a smile?
For braces, tuition, for the racetrack or vacation?

Trivial contemplation, perhaps,  while one ponders by the side of a road.....
You say.....it is just a white line......so what??

To someone....even a trifle....a white line on asphalt....
                           might be important......


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