Memorial Park

Memorial Park

A Poem by Raef C. Boylan
"

Finally wrote a poem again...

"

 

Today I fell in love

With some trees and the sky

I am a recluse - there are holes in my jeans

And my earphones

Nobody must see me

The dog-walker in his wheelchair feels the same way

We are unsightly contradictions

So I salute him with a wave

I get my adventures at 5am

Slipping smugly past your sleeping houses, curtained eyes

Dark space is not good for the sleep-deprived

Every bat is a vampire

Each swaying branch a predator

Blossom earnestly birthing eternal memories of dead soldiers

I think the reason most people get up after six

Is because we have made a pact with nature

(the birds look surprised to see me

but they are tolerant)

I think I had writer’s block because I wasn’t living

And there are already too many poems about death

 

Now I have to beat the early-morning joggers to the swings

Then let the giant flashing squirrel guide me home...


© 2012 Raef C. Boylan



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"Dark space is not good for the sleep-deprived

Every bat is a vampire

Each swaying branch a predator

Blossom earnestly birthing eternal memories of dead soldiers

I think the reason most people get up after six

Is because we have made a pact with nature'

A very nice poem. I like those lines the most...:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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"Dark space is not good for the sleep-deprived

Every bat is a vampire

Each swaying branch a predator

Blossom earnestly birthing eternal memories of dead soldiers

I think the reason most people get up after six

Is because we have made a pact with nature'

A very nice poem. I like those lines the most...:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love it, so beautiful and flowing. So nice about what I took it to be about hope and being different. I love the line about the dog walker in the wheelchair. Just wonderful work

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this, especially the two lines "unsightly contradictions" and "pact with nature." Wonderfully written poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sounds like a great adventure.I would have to take the day off work after all of that.I really like the visuals that form in this poem dogs walking wheelchairs and holes in your pants.I love to swing it is about the only thing that makes me feel like a kid again.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

chaotic view at 5a.m. I can see the tollerent birds as they try to figure out if you forgot to read the nature memo.How dare you awaken before the sun.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love love love!


Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So, is this autobiographical or have you summoned a poetic voice that sounds a lot like you?

I've come back.
How are you?

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Raef C. Boylan

Coventry, UK, United Kingdom



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