THE INSIGNIFICANT MAN

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THE INSIGNIFICANT MAN

Post by Mahalia » 04 Feb 2017, 11:09

I am very honoured to have my poem presented so sensitively by Paul Broderick and James Barnes - what a wonderful presentation, it has added a completely different element to it - I love collaborations.

The Insignificant _ Man ... Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBark Poet
... https://vimeo.com/202415168

There he stands, a shadow figure in a photograph
with a different background in each slide...
and he ages - morphs from a young man
to an aged geriatric leaning on a cane.
The insignificant man.

Once he was a leader of men,
no chains held him other than the chains
of blood, kin and country.
Paint and feathers adorned him,
armour protected him,
iron bars enclosed him.

Sometimes he could be a clown -
but mostly he was a worker or a warrior
and in moments of rest he strummed guitar
or accordion - playing the memories
in his head and the music from his past.

And now, his bones moulder into dust ,
the flinty rocks decay, the world changes
yet continues on - wounded, torn, embattled,
under siege from the progeny of the men in the photographs,
the insignificant - Men
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: THE INSIGNIFICANT MAN

Post by Slapsy » 17 Mar 2017, 14:09

I read the poem before watching the video. I had to read it again,after listening to the recital and watching the photos,to confirm that they were the same.

Well done Mahalia. :cheers:
The punters know that the horse called Morality rarely gets past the post,whereas the nag called Self-interest always runs a good race. ..... Gough Whitlam 19/10/89

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Re: THE INSIGNIFICANT MAN

Post by Dreamweaver » 18 Mar 2017, 11:40

Lovely poem, Mahalia, congratulations. Unfortunately the video was mute, I couldn't find how to unmute it, but the visuals were great.
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Re: THE INSIGNIFICANT MAN

Post by Mahalia » 24 Mar 2017, 03:23

Thank you Slapsy :icon_biggrin:

Thanks Dreamy - sorry you couldn't hear the video - not sure why as I checked it and the sound and everything was OK my end. Still never mind you liked the poem - I am happy with that. :lol:
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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