Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Signs --dVerse

SIGNS

we had not yet learned             to read the signs      caution                      
                                stay to the right                        
                        bridge out
                        no “___s” here                        



we were warned                       and yet                         we took a 
                                                                                        chance

it was our turn                          we did it our way         played the game

hardly noticed                          the rising water             until our feet 
                                                                                        were wet



the path clearly marked            signs posted                  turn right
                                                                                         stop
                                                                                  proceed slowly
                                                                       don’t feed the animals



time passed quickly      sand through the glass              who counted

who knew                    it would all disappear               up to our asses
                                                                                       in alligators

in small groups             the old song rose                      softly in the air



notes taken                   string around the finger            the number on 
                                                                                          the arm

take your place             without fear                             the chamber
                                                                                             waits

who would be called    who wouldn’t                           read the sign/
                                                                                     ”get in line”


June 20, 2017

Note:  Please forgive, I could not line up my first group of signs?  It looked OK, yet when I posted it is all out of line?





           







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


10 comments:

  1. Love all the street signs you have included... love it.

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    1. Thank you Borg...I'm sorry I couldn't line the names of the sign?

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  2. I liked that last part about reading the sign and getting in line.

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  3. I think not aligning the names makes it even more unique, as I hardly noticed till you pointed it out -it really lends in well with the message of the poem -which I enjoyed reading. Thanks and hope your week is going great!

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  4. "We did not notice until our feet were wet". There's a lesson to be learned there. Good read, Annell!

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  5. The signs are there to caution. We need to learn to read the sign of our life. Well said.

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  6. Many signs, all read well. I enjoyed your poem.

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  7. We ignore all the warning signs, both printed and otherwise. We are a strange species. Smiles.

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  8. "Bridge out" is one sign you definitely want to take heed of! Nice take on the prompt, even if the "signs" didn't line up like you wanted. Made sense to me.

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