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A Poem by Waconda Springs
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nothing gets sicker than a lamb

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They stuffed a city bus
with gifts for the homeless
and then went out for Olive Garden.

The Italians eat slow
I drink like a barber.

We filled that goddamn bus full of crap
in a little under an hour.

In the taxi home,
I thought about where you might be
going next year.





© 2014 Waconda Springs



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Yes, I must agree with most the ending was just right, putting the piece perfectly in place. Your style of writing always draws me in, it's very unique and quite clever.

Posted 2 Years Ago


I like your style. This particular one gives the feeling of being in the middle of a type of retrospective moment. Well, the way each line is delivered gives the impression that there may be more going on than what is presented. And it's presented really interestingly, straight forward, in little snippets of thought.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Waconda Springs

2 Years Ago

thanks, Chris.
A interesting poem. Took the reader to many places and thoughts. I did like the ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


I like how you've tied everything together with a simple thought at the end, great stuff.

Posted 2 Years Ago


nothing gets sicker than a lamb. follow, keep stuffing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


I can't quite tell you why but this poem is awesome. It's a Waconda springs thing. It's like you get it but it's still on the cusp. Brilliant

Posted 2 Years Ago


Waconda Springs

2 Years Ago

thanks, man. I appreciate it.
I'm growing fond of the way you use metaphors to convey your message. I'm happy I wasn't slow on the uptake this time.

Posted 2 Years Ago


For me, this is about how we the privileged assuage our guilt by volunteering, and then go on to our daily gluttony.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Oh the Barber of Seville? Ohwww :( weepy ...how, chiefs, as the weeping willows that sway in the prairie meadow/

Posted 2 Years Ago


Waconda Springs

2 Years Ago

yeah, it's more about lonely volunteers. was just trying to get across a lonesome feeling. looks l.. read more
Waconda Springs

2 Years Ago

I don't understand the barber of Seville reference.
Waconda Springs

2 Years Ago

oh wait. I wrote drink like a barber.
This warms my heart on a cold day. I've been there, stuffing the bus, serving the soup, sorting food at the bank, wrapping presents for children. Nothing can make you feel as human as these deeds do.
Beautiful scene you've captured.

Posted 2 Years Ago



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