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Above the fume-filled fog
through the dark-stained glass
of my lofty, office block
I watch crazy ants
dart and weave along
the greedy pavements
of consuming commerce.

Today- Friday
Time to wipe off
the business-like smile
from my rat-race face.
Loosening the company tie
from my tight-starched neck
the doors of the lift
become a gateway to freedom.

Yes! Enough now
of cement and brick
as my memory cries out
for avenues of lime
and fields of corn;
that always greet me
with a golden wave.

There where life and leaf
sprout under a canopy
of wispy white and solid blue
I will stand statue still
on my sunlit path
and drink bucket on bucket...

of tranquility and peace.




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The following comments are for "Something for the Week-end"
by ograd77

don't miss it at all
Work that is. Like this descriptive spin of yours on the winding down of travail.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: July 21, 2012 )

Poet's Day
Your poet describes a pleasure that I have now been deprived of and in some way I am envious of you!

Although working possibly 24/7 for many years there is always the time when at last you are looking forward to a day off or even a weekend. And the absolute pleasure of finishing work on the last day of the stint.

Now I am retired this has been taken away from me!

Yes I have the pleasure of knowing that each day is any day I want it to be, but days off can be enjoyable just because they are that!

Enjoyed your poem, enjoy your weeknd....

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: July 22, 2012 )





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