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Three Short Poems

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pmc
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0 posted 04-09-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for pmc   Email pmc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pmc

Waiting

I lie here and wait on a hospital trolley,
Wards are all full, I don't have a bed,
Been here all day, no one will hurry
For one who is old, and soon will be dead.

Yet I remember a time,
With a war to be fought,
When they needed me then,
The waiting was short.

But now I am old,
My life almost gone,
So I lie in the cold,
And the waiting is long.


"It could be you"

"It could be you" That's all I see
as I place my hope on the lottery.
To spend what I can ill afford,
on the tiny chance of a big reward.
Then home I go to dream a lot
as the cats get fat in Camelot.
but I've only ever won Ten Pounds
as I watch the balls go round and round.

And every week a millionaire  
and just a little charity.
enough to let us know they care.
A question of morality.


Farewell to Falcarragh

A little boy,
Hiding in the garden of a cottage,
Scarred,
Crowds of people,
A man standing on a chair holding things,
A red tricycle,
All that was his,
Sold,
Life was never the same again.


P.J. McFadden  

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Mike
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1 posted 04-09-2000 03:54 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Almost didn't read your poems as I envisioned three nonsensical rhymes.  Glad I did.  I don't know if I would refer to these fine works as three short poems, because what they say speak volumes.  Well done.
Wicked Witch of the East
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2 posted 04-09-2000 09:22 PM       View Profile for Wicked Witch of the East   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wicked Witch of the East

Well written, I particularly liked the third in your trilogy...
WhiteNite
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3 posted 04-09-2000 09:50 PM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

I really like that first one... it reminds me of my dad.  He is out of work and he keeps telling me, "Son... you better get yourself ina  good position for retiurement now because when you get old like me nobody will want you to work for them..."

=)

Great work.

 "We always said it would be good to go away, someday,
but if there's nothing there to make things change,
if it's the same to you I'll just hang."
--Matchbox20 (Hang)
pmc
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4 posted 04-10-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for pmc   Email pmc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pmc

Thank you all.
The first two poems were written from observation.
The third from experience

pmc
dhuron
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5 posted 04-10-2000 10:10 AM       View Profile for dhuron   Email dhuron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit dhuron's Home Page   View IP for dhuron

Great Job.  I liked the first one the best, holds a valid truth often overlooked.

 The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, not the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
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