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Tramp Poet
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0 posted 02-08-2000 11:19 PM       View Profile for Tramp Poet   Email Tramp Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tramp Poet's Home Page   View IP for Tramp Poet

Discarded Fascination

There is a bolt laying on my sidewalk
medium-heavy duty kinda fellow.
Obvious from the grime and rust
once perhaps a proud, shiny, new bolt.

It lays on a corner of unused concrete
mocking from itís corner of sunshine.
Accentuated by the shadows of the fence
abit closer and last years weeds would conceal.

It looks as though itís once upon a life
was one of axles, machinery, perhaps wheels.
Maybe a swingset or bicycle, long gone
might have been from last centuries farm.

Oh, the scenarios that tinkle through
the might have beans, the what do you thinks.
Changing in a flash to who would have
almost a message in that lonely bolt.

As the shadows dance and transform
this piece of old, very used steel
In imagination captured; several lifetimes
yet in the end, it remains...
a simple bolt laying on my sidewalk.

DJBurt  2/8/00
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Danny Holloway
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1 posted 02-09-2000 10:26 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Good imagination and wording. I've seen a few of these old bolts myself.
Nice work!
DH
PhaerieChild
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2 posted 02-11-2000 03:41 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Almost missed this since they opened Open #6 this is so like you!! A bolt lying on the sidewalk about to sink into obscurity till someone notices that it may have significance to a life somewhere along life's pathway. You always notice things like this.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


Tramp Poet
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3 posted 02-12-2000 10:57 PM       View Profile for Tramp Poet   Email Tramp Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tramp Poet's Home Page   View IP for Tramp Poet

thanks for the replies...
was begining to think this was too
mundane for anyone to comment on.
Sis where did you go?
love,
D


  there is only one...
Romans 10:9-10
Alle'cram
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4 posted 03-25-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Hi bleeding,
   I like what you did with that bolt. I too,
find myself curious about things like that.
Never could put something in words as you have here.  I wanted the bolt to be "used" again, but it was, afterall, just a bolt!
Loved it,
Alle'
 
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