Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tree Overhead

People go abut their daily lives
They love, they joke, they fight,
And through it all I do only three things:
I watch, I wait, I listen

He tells her, "I love you with all my heart."
And she says, "Yeah, yeah, whatever. I do too, I guess."
Gives him a kiss and walks away
And leaves him to rot with emotions
I watch, I wait, I listen

They tell him
"You suck. Get out of here."
They ridicule, taunt, and jeer
but he takes it, a scapegoat
he knows they're frustrated, mad at themselves
just jealous of natural talent
I watch, I wait, I listen

He tells her
"It'll never happen again, this is the last time
I promise."
with a dazed look in his eyes
"I'm sick of this.
You said last time was last time."
She slaps him in the face and walks away
I watch, I wait, I listen

He says
"Have you heard the one about the drunk and the priest?"
And he replies
"No, how does it go?"
After a moment of
verbal exchange
along with gestures
they erupt in laughter
he says
"Let's go have some fun."
And he replies
But neglects to tell him
"You just saved my life today."
I watch, I wait, I listen

1 comment:

Rymana said...

Hello again!
Well aspiring poet, I like the Tree Overhead. It is a very good mixture of daily language and literary one, something I am not good at.


word = speaking/singing
(word) = whispering/echo
[word] = stern voice/screaming