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Concrete Pond

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I just thought I'd post a poem I wrote last year. I think it's one of my best pieces of work, and one of the few which doesn't deal with my relationship with my ex. If he doesn't mind me putting some of those up, I might. Anyway, here it is...

Concrete Pond

I’ve been lost since I first fell in,
struggling to stay afloat and swim.
I am just a duck, a ball of mustard fluff,
paddling frantically because I cannot fly.

There are swans on this pond too
but I am too afraid to go near them.
So posh and proud and prejudiced,
I’m sure they will attack me.

I tried to follow the geese one evening
they had goslings of my age.
The noisy, drunken, giggling gaggle
honked until I fled.

A group of coots live here too
but they are brutal to their own.
Vicious, pecking bullies they are,
I dare not get to close.

I’m not like a duck to water
floating on this concrete pond.
More like my rubber kindred
capsized in a foamy bath.
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