View down With No sound AvecProfound Loss
Interesting use of the French "avec" Does the poem relate to Covid-19 stay at home era?
Yes a bit, but I was reflecting on a childhood lament, in which my friend went missing. Four months later, found deceased. :(
Down the alleyDown the streetNeighbors talkingWhen the rain let's upOnly barkingin between the chirpsThe main dragAlways has a crashIn the curve and speedWait for it...Sirens bellowingto the rescuePeople gatheringto see the bloodnot anymore thoughNo talking with the neighborsNo barking with the dogOnly the birds who are not awareOf the lonely streetsAnd the quiet road
Another example of how our lives/streets have changed. Nice!
nice flow - good images
View Down My StreetMy road, not street,Of gravel, dirt, and rutsAbuts Farmer Dave’s propertyWhere oat and barley fieldsGreen in April rainAwait June cuttingKhaki balesTombs for dead grasses.Ten tractors line his acreageRusted or oiledBusted or toiledA museum of farm equipmentEvidence of each crease in Farmer’s face.Rick Stepp-Bolling
I really like this one Rick
Ours is a short street, just four houses long, so the view toThe end is near.Two parked cars, pines and pomegranateAnd the out of place rocks mark the path.
nice short poem for a short street
I can’t imaginethat I have a streetwhen I am a renterbut now, but nowthis houseis mineorpartis mineand I look downthis streetof mineI seethe differentneighbors as theytend their lawnstake a strollgreet meas I go downmy street, andI smile and stepinside my doorand now I amfinally home
Thomas, I like the simplicity, with flow. I love the repetition of "but now but now ", and the heartwarming final stanza. Thank you!