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Yellow Barrier Thing

Poetry By: dibbledabble

I want for a walks and I just wonder why?

Submitted:Feb 21, 2013    Reads: 22    Comments: 5    Likes: 5   


Yellow barrier Thing

Of a morning I take a walk

Down by the river

Way from the chatter and talk


But today two furlongs in

There in a field

A bright yellow barrier thing


Set in a square five foot wide

What was it for?

To protect the grass inside?


This frame in yellow got me thinking

Perhaps it's a bog

And the ground there was sinking?


Possibly a well right next to the river?

That didn't seem right

So other answers my mind did deliver


Maybe there's a gang of tiny men

Cutting the grass

In the safety of this pen?


Minituremen in grass, a little absurd

More likely a colony of

greater crested earth worms to be observed


As I circle this square wondering why

I noticed a sign hung on its side

A man from the council must have passed by


For there amidst forty acres of meadow

The sign must have been fixed

By a diligent rule reading fellow


They apologised for the inconvenience caused

and made reference to

work of an essential sort


Hmm, I thought what does that mean?

Is it an

entrance to a newly found coal seam?


And what of the 'inconvenience' claused?

It was not in my path so

Is it's in the yellowness that offence is caused


Perhaps the sign was for the cows instead

Thank moo for

not munch here the sign should have read


Whatever the reason for the yellow barrier thing

I thank it

And most gratefully, for this poem it did bring


For this poem is like a that odd little square

A little out of place

In the meadow of more serious writing there


And if you have not enjoyed this little quirk

I apologize for any inconveniences causes

During the writing of this none essential work



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