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Indolent Eyed


Benjamin
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Grey squirrels-- after eighty years; usurped

officially the fiefdom of our Red.

And footpaths through the ever shrinking woods

are asphalt, for the pram-faced girls and skate

board boys; whose pocket-knife obscenities

demean donated bench memorials.

Chancers arise! And when the shouting's done

our Spring is back, with a resilience

of daffodils; that peer into the wind

as though they have some other place to be.

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And footpaths through our ever shrinking woods

are asphalt, for the pram-faced girls and skate

board boys; whose pocket-knife obscenities

demean donated bench memorials.

A generational gap widening, values discarded, nothing respected. No doubt past generations thought the same. Wonderfully expressed.

 

Paco

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daffodils; that peer into the wind

as though they have some other place to be.

 

OMG. Stunning.

 

Oh, and I agree with Paco's above.....

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I agree with the above! Stunning and deeply enjoyable. Definitely Spring has Sprung (@ least among the PMO fellows;-)

 

Thanks Geoff for sharing!

 

Juris

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Frank E Gibbard

Beautifully sums up the generational deterioration in youth , what some call chavvy types sadly abound from your apt description, and so well put.

Loved pram-faced phrase. Frank

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  • 3 weeks later...

How well crafted! An intriguing title qualified with ten lines of impeccable meter to yield a conceit that's not too long, not too short, just right, perfect.

 

Tony

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