The Insignificant _ Man

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The Insignificant _ Man

Post by Mahalia » 04 Feb 2018, 13:26

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 Teddy » 04 Feb 2018, 14:45

A very touching, moving ,also sad story Mahalia

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Re: The Insignificant _ Man

Post by Dreamweaver » 04 Feb 2018, 20:57

Well done, Mahalia and Paul Broderick! =D=
I dream, therefore I am.

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Re: The Insignificant _ Man

Post by Mahalia » 07 Feb 2018, 12:05

Thank you Dreamy and Teddy for taking the time to read and listen :) Your comments are much appreciated :text-thankyou:
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see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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