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Fallen

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Illustrated prose poem expressing the feelings of someone who was discarded as a friend by an egotistical person who now requires their friendship.

Fallen

 

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Visiting Greece

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I saw
Athena’s Acropolis
Poseidon’s temple
Apollo’s mountain
Delphi’s Oracle
Agamemnon’s tomb
Mycenae’s graves
Corinth’s columns
Then I closed the
Brochure.

Non Stop Work

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Grind that cog

 turn that wheel,

Fix that piston

 onto its seal.

Type your letters

  and stamp them too

Making it last

 all day  through.

Talking about TV

 talking about sport,

Bragging about the new

 car you’ve bought;

Looking through the brochures

 for your holiday centre,

Here comes the boss

 your tormentor;

He stops and chats

 then spins a yarn,

As the clock

 goes marching on.

Lunchtime, teatime,

 overtime too.

You’ve never stopped working

 all day through.

Overworked, underpaid,

anything goes.

They all appear

as the buzzer blows;

All those tired

 hungry souls,

Clocking out and

On their way

Home to rest and

Family play,

Then back to work

the very next day.