Little Minds, Little Times

Little Minds, Little Times

A Poem by Thomas Fitzgerald
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A look at those behind bars for a time.

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As rain sheets the tiled homes of those housed in,
Time punctures essence in kind for broken men,
Stable types ever walking the barred walls alone,
Frightened eyes shake as if to hide from the pen.

Robes and hammers rule the day at sentence start,
Fallen angels stand tall as war imprisoned all,
Not legal jousts or rotten speeches pouring forth,
Little minds, little times and little words will fall.

Scratch's take on meanings of calendars forth,
One month, two year, each decade decay in nests,
No humour can ever puncuate this hellish playground,
The state after all foots with money no kinds rests.

Slack hands make new wifes out of slender men,
Fear leaves one hollow and you make space for us,
Practice heaves a heavy burden for warden now home,
A crested bosom awaits those without shield or fuss.

© 2016 Thomas Fitzgerald



Author's Note

Thomas Fitzgerald
Experimental but necessary for me, enjoy.

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Great poem as always. I'm always fascinated by how vivid and powerful your images are, they are so evocative ! Great poem !

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Years Ago

Thank you.
I miss your poetry my friend. Your words alive and always telling a good tale.
"Robes and hammers rule the day at sentence start,
Fallen angels stand tall as war imprisoned all,
Not legal jousts or rotten speeches pouring forth,
Little minds, little times and little words will fall."
The above lines were my favorite. Made me ponder where men go after they saw death and the end for many? Thank you Thomas for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Years Ago

Thank you my friend
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome my friend.
A poem about those who are behind bars.
In a way we are all prisoners in life.
Nicely narrated

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Years Ago

Thank you.
Reminds me of Rousseau's ... ' Man is born free but is everywhere in chains.' A write that takes the reader way beyond the concerns of ordinary man. An inquiry that wonders at the way justice is dispensed. Nice.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Years Ago

Thank you Dayran.
A unique write for sure.....a look at the life of a prisoner. Vivid imagery. Hey, it might serve as a "scared straight" sort of read! Lydi**

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Thomas Fitzgerald

2 Years Ago

Indeed it certainly could, thank you darling.

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Added on June 8, 2016
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Thomas Fitzgerald
Thomas Fitzgerald

Wexford, Leinster, Ireland



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