Pigeon Plumb Bob

Pigeon Plumb Bob

A Poem by barleygirl
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inspired by Patricia Wedel . . .

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Pigeon Plumb Bob subsists on top
of Soaring Citadel, a mob chop-shop
his dive a swarming squat to flop
where pudgy pigeons go plop-plop.

Drippy droppings don’t prod ole Bob
he’s kin among his passel of squab
communal spreads of dumpster kabob
henpecking stops for a spineless slob.

Good riddance to his previous life
a rabid slew of matrimonial strife
from Shrieking Shrew, his third ex-wife
now plumy patrons fancy his fife.

No timeclocking, no toilet cleaning
no snooty gawkers so demeaning
feisty featheries’ fanciful preening
infuse a zephyr with fresh meaning.

To be fancy-free like all God’s fauna
thundering wings are like marijuana
a putrid bouquet is his belladonna
hidden within his niche of nirvana.

© 2021 barleygirl


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I do believe. We decide our endings. I liked the photo and the story written dear Margie. I liked the escape from bad women and finding a peaceful place to be, with kinder company. Good morning from Michigan and thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

We are at a dismal 1.5" of rain since last spring & we got a few drops like night, not quite .1"! So.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I hope you get some snow dear Margie. California and Big Sur need to heal.
Sethnicity

1 Month Ago

Indeed they do!



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I thoroughly appreciate your ability to rhyme with such creative and descriptive words. Above all else, this poem made me smile. Thank you Barleygirl.

-Capt_Kirk

Posted 1 Month Ago


To be fancy-free like all God’s fauna
thundering wings are like marijuana
a putrid bouquet is his belladonna
hidden within his niche of nirvana.

I REALLY love this part, this is wonderful, you're very talented.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I'm super honored by your words becuz I have great respect for your own poetic finesse (((HUGS))) Fo.. read more
Just Kim

1 Month Ago

Awww thank you. I like your poetic style as well.
Everything in life is a compromise. Even a destitute has his own rewards and silver linings. He is not a slave to time and probably loves his freedom. I loved the message I read in this poem. Perhaps, in that dumpster, there's peace and a unique bliss. To me the pigeons just added another dimension to his destitute state, being birds of little beauty and much filth and bedlam. As always, your rhyming is in top shape and so crisp and interesting. Captivating artwork too. This poem was was such a treat to read!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thanks for stopping by with a top-notch ponder about my subject idea. It's amazing how many biases c.. read more
Powerful image and sad. When someone desperate for a connection only has a piece of nature. I completely enjoyed this poem, and must add, I love you named him Bob. The name Bob touches everything. A restaurant- Taco Bob's, and What About Bob, flea market- Bob's good junk. Smokey Bob's Barbecue, race horse- Big Boy Bob. Yes me and the Bob's love it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

... also I find it amazing how many writers Pat inspires.
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Park benches, pigeons and free willed eccentrics just go hand in hand; there are many such types here in Paris, too. Whatever the animal or bird, sometimes interaction with another species is quite therapeutic. They calm the mind and the soul and make the days more bearable. Your absolutely alliterated Bob is quite the character, as is the creative flow of your words in this poem. I enjoyed the poem, Margie, and the tale told within. :))

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

"Absolutely alliterated Bob" . . . that's funny! I don't even see my own alliteration, altho I see i.. read more
The poem jangles and clops like the pockets and meanderings of the character of topic.
It's well metered and maintains form fairly well.

Favorite line:
"communal spreads of dumpster kabob
henpecking stops for a spineless slob."

A pleasant pill of melancholic meter to give life to a guy of Bob's demeanor.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

There's a bit of a parallel between Bob & me. My life was curtailed drastically by disability & pove.. read more
Sethnicity

1 Month Ago

That's beautiful. When you can reflect on the world around you and see yourself in the reflections o.. read more
Great photo, great story. They say that somewhere there is a person for everyone. I can't help thinking that Pigeon Plumb Bob gets all his needs from his avian friends. The feathered kind are probably ever thankful, the other sort far too judgemental. Easy to be inspired by Patricia isn't it. You are a bit of an inspiration yerself Margie gal.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Patricia told me about a movie with a "Pigeon Lady" character that blossomed as part of her flock . .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Yep, it is the s**t unfortunately. And there is a lot of it :)) Living in the country you wouldn't n.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whoa! Add a cat and a dog to his outdoor chums and his life would be truly complete. Those messy, pudgy pigeons make for a very apt alter ego for this man slumming and bumming his way through life. Maybe its not an ideal life but who is to say that? Free from clocks and well plied with his drug, he seems to be a content man!
You are an awesome story teller my friend and the picture just pulled me deeper into the story!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you for checking out my story in verse. No matter how I try to highlight pigeons in a poem, th.. read more
I'm not a great follower of pigeons, the only good pigeon is a dead one. The mess they do on my car roof is appalling and i can't stand the coo coo sounds. They give pleasure to some but lets face it they are only after food.e write Margie.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

That settles it. I'm never writing about pigeons again. I tried to show their loveability, but let's.. read more
There is a wry wit in this, but what really hit me in the moment is the sound of this one. It is awesome out loud. I think I read it out loud three times just letting the words roll around. Such lovely fun alliteration in this.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your wholehearted enthusiasm. I used to try to count to create meter, but always got d.. read more

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