Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Grass Greener

Hair turned grey 
As my nose got caught in barbed wire
I sat & observed asinine beings
Crawl under white picket fences
I swore it was an illusion
The sight of red running bones
Standing in the mirror while baby 
Cried its little heart out was sickening
I kept two cents in my pocket 
And gave a steady lick of silence 
A painting of four open mouths
Waiting to be fed like goldfish
Swimming for feed 
Shed like dwarf frogs on a hot day
Put my conscience in a box
Digging deeper, bleeding thoughts
Not suitable for stable ground

© 2011 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.

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Anonymous said...

Deep and searching for a meaning to our actions isn't always easy. Loved it Anthony and I love the fact your mum tweets your poems for you! So sweet!

Beachanny said...

Gruesome. Don't know if it's a commentary on the Egyptian situation, but for me it fits. The world is increasingly polarized into the green grass and those running on bloody legs - bloody but unbowed. We always stand up and seek renewal and independence..the story of humanity. Excellent write, Anthony. @beachanny

Anthony Desmond said...

Thanks Shan & Gay! appreciate it!

dustus said...

Excellent references to nature in an emotive work, both grotesque and very telling of recent world events, if I read it correctly. Cheers, A! Keep up the great work

Brian Miller said...

dang...sometimes i have a hard time not tossing my 2 cents on the ground...wether they pick it up or not. great one shot.

Anthony Desmond said...

You certainly did! Thanks Dustus.

Anthony Desmond said...

haha, I do too! thanks Brian.

flaubert said...

So many actions by people cannot
be accounted for. Excellent write.

signed...bkm said...

Yes Anthony your work will inspire millions some day...you are an excellent writer and always look forward to reading your work...bkm

Anthony Desmond said...

thank you so much flaubert!
& thanks bkm, that really just made my day.. the comments I get on my work still just... blows my mind. & I cannot say thanks enough... that goes for everyone who takes the time to read my poetry.

Shewriting said...

a very moving piece

Nithin R.S. said...

Lot of things in one capsule.

kenny said...

hey liked this very much! don't usually do this but sometimes it's helped me! have you looked at the word 'bleeding' in the second last line...wanna see what 'breeding' does?

Celestial Dreamz said...

grotesque and informative ...crafted in smooth flowing words. well done.

gautami tripathy said...

All those images, the imagery, layers....Wonderfully written

tears of the sky fall to the ground

Pete Marshall said...

wonderful descriptions and layers....a darkness to this that i liked..great start..how come you are always first

Anonymous said...

Tense and emotional. Very good poem.

Reflections said...

Your work is already very inspirational, amazing depth... continue onward toward your goals and you will find yourself there.

Shashi said...

Its great one... thanks for your sharing..

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Steve Isaak said...

Intense, intimate, you-distinctive and original.