Don’t tell me your troubles

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Don’t tell me your troubles

vultures circle overhead
tight-beaked grimacing
ready for any old thing
to drop down and die
leaving them some space
they bounce on the wind
feather-tips poised to plunge

drivers drive dodgem cars
through pot-holed filled
parking lots
bumper to bumper grinding
following each pedestrian
plodding from hospital to car

red alert three bell alarm
an engine starts
reversing lights flicker
someone’s coming out

cock fights dog fights
domestic pussy cats
all booted and spurred
claws out for the bust up
three dust ups already
today

nobody happy
everyone hopping mad
round and round
circling false alarms
sitting waiting
for someone to move

we’ll all be late
for our appointments
no room at this inn
not here not today
my friends no parking

6 thoughts on “Don’t tell me your troubles

  1. Parking lot at the DECH. Apparently they had three fights over parking spots that morning. It took me 15 minutes to find a parking spot. I just beat five other cars to it: they were the vultures circling!

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  2. See, told you my e-mail was all backed up.

    Just wondering where your head was when you wrote this one. Hope it was in a pot-holed traffic jam on a highway with road-kill and cat fights and not in a sad, bad place!

    A.

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  3. Hi, R, In this poem, mayhem and chaos–and frustration with humankind!– are the words I choose to describe what I am seeing in your imagery. I thought you did very well with this one! Chuck

    On Sun., Apr. 28, 2019, 2:37 a.m. rogermoorepoet, wrote:

    > rogermoorepoet posted: ” Don’t tell me your troubles vultures circle > overhead tight-beaked grimacing ready for any old thing to drop down and > die leaving them some space they bounce on the wind feather-tips poised to > plunge drivers drive dodgem cars through pot-holed filled park” >

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