Perspectives

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
It is what it is.

Submitted: September 05, 2013

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Perspective

Jennifer Heneghan is a delight

While Jack Clump is not.

Jennifer feeds all the birds in the park

While Jack is a fish in a pot.

 

Jennifer dances a jig and a reel

While Jack can't escape and is hateful.

But Jennifer cries when she's thrown in a pond

While Jack is eternally grateful.

 

Tom the tycoon at the end of the bar

Is throwing his money around

And swinging his fists till the cops with the cuffs

Wrestle their man to the ground.

 

Frankie is begging for food so the cops

Drive Frankie and Tommy away.

Its a criminal record and shame for the suit.

For Frankie its three squares a day.

 

Beverly gives up her seat on a bus

To an elderly man with a cane.

The elderly man says 'don't make a fuss'

So Beverly sits down again.

 

Beverly, baffled, didn't expect

The reaction that had resulted.

She tried to be kind but the elderly man

Had never been so insulted.

 

Ann has decided she wants to be free

And, leaving a note, she departs.

Next morning he reads it in true disbelief

For he loved her in his heart of hearts.

 

Ann rendezvous with her new interest who is

Dazzled by her very being.

The one that she left hates a fickle young girl while

The one that she’s with loves a queen.

 

Four of our players look up from below

While the others look down from above

At freedom, discomfort, salvation and shame,

Compassion, pride, hatred and love.

The possible takes on a fix that we’re in

Are countless as stars in the skies

And may make us blind to the one we would find

If we'd look through the other man’s eyes.


© Copyright 2020 Robby Walker. All rights reserved.

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