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Staples in a lamp post

Staples in a lamp post

Staples in a lamp post 

I walk my route with thought and sense 
Past the old town that most would miss 

I think and gather a thought and feeling 
Always wondering where it’s all leading 

I pass the empty stores where have these gone sure they once were the source and belong 

I walk once again past pillars and posts 
Old worn out phone box almost a ghost 

Times keep moving but so does my walk 
I keep on thinking and gather a thought 

Someone will stop from time to time and tell me  the past it was once mine now it’s just past

A day on a walk I stop and looked up at tar cover lamppost that would mean so much. 

This post as a child had no  meaning no rhyme but as I grow older It will one day be mine. 

This post that I stare gives chills that scare for as we grow older I know I will be there. 

This post that now seems covered in staples of loved ones that left us and gone to heaven. 

This post is a post but look deep you will see is strong and it’s there waiting for you and for me. 

The post that I pass on each morning walk seem to have a new staples new meaning new loss 

People I may know people I might not but with every pass I always take note. 

This post is a post to light up a night this post is a post that leads a path and I pay my respects whenever I pass. 
 

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Tony Taylor

SORRY I didn't comment on this yesterday... something pulled me away just after I read it!!.....I like that you took such a simple object and gave it so much meaning..... bringing it to life poetically was a clever idea and cool way to reflect on your childhood and even the town itself to some extent!!...... you have a fine sense of rhythm and timing which gives the entirety a nice flow as you read it...... but mostly I found the creativity in your phrasing and imagery is what made this shine for me!!.......ALL STARS!!.... well done dear poet brother.... and....WELCOME to COSMO!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.......T xo 👌✴👍

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Lee Cook

Thank you so much for your lovely comments I’ve not written anything since leaving school 15 years ago but thought I would give it a go. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment means a lot 

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KIERAN1369

Great opening piece of work....hope to read many more !

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Lee Cook

Hi Kieran thank you so much for taking the time to read and giving great feedback much appreciated 🙏

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Simon Bromley

Hi, great opening piece of work and very meaningful.  look forward to reading more, you are very talented!  Take care.

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Gerard McGowan

I love this piece Lee, it bears such pain, the Pain of life and death, how have we not come to terms with  death, I guess evolution will never prepare us for the passing of humanity. The post was erected to sustain electricity, to give us real benefit but now it has become a monolith, a statue of human death, a tombstone to represent our passing, I know I'm repeating myself but it's fantastic that you could see this, you must be awake.

Keep writing, keep watching.

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