speculative visionscience fiction and fantasy

The City

A memorial tribute to the poetry of Aldan.

Moderators: Bmat, Qray

    Bookmark and Share
 

The City

Postby aldan » Fri May 09, 2008 12:18 pm

Avians shriek as they swoop by,
Wings held steady as they soar.

Tires screech as rubber rubs off,
The car comes slowly to a halt.

A rottweiler barks out its challenge,
The bike rider pumps his pedals in panic.

A clank and crunch signals destruction,
As the garbage truck passes on its way.

A schoolground's residents laugh in play,
The soccer ball spinning white and black.

Sweeping wind lifts the papers high,
Up they soar to spread as lies.

A man steps from the roof so tall,
Then screams his way down as he falls.
Last edited by aldan on Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and to appear stupid than
to open it and remove all doubt."
---Mark Twain
User avatar
aldan
Artisan Wordsmith
Artisan Wordsmith
 
Posts: 3886
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:46 am
Location: Ohio, right now...
 

 

Postby aldan » Fri May 09, 2008 12:21 pm

This was one I decided to write just now. I took no time to mold it, to form it, to fit it into my other poems. I just put it down here to see if I could write a decent poem in nothing flat. It may have come out as nothing, flat... but that's what I'm trying to find out.
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and to appear stupid than
to open it and remove all doubt."
---Mark Twain
User avatar
aldan
Artisan Wordsmith
Artisan Wordsmith
 
Posts: 3886
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:46 am
Location: Ohio, right now...
 

 

Postby aldan » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:13 am

I made one minor change to this poem...

I changed the line that said 'spinning black and white' to 'spinning white and black'. I leave it to you to figure out why...
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and to appear stupid than
to open it and remove all doubt."
---Mark Twain
User avatar
aldan
Artisan Wordsmith
Artisan Wordsmith
 
Posts: 3886
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:46 am
Location: Ohio, right now...
 

 

Postby Ariel » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:06 pm

Ah, a typical day until the poor guy jumps off the roof. Unexpected. Good one!
User avatar
Ariel
Resident Author
Resident Author
 
Posts: 9520
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:05 pm
Location: Rhode Island,U.S.A
Blog: View Blog (3)
 


Return to Theatre of the Mind

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron