Poem -

The Crab that got away

The Crab that got away

Putting 
live crabs
In an open
Pale
Without
a
Lid
Is a common
Practice
Because 
The
Fishermen 
Knows
That if
One crab
Tries
To
Climb
Out
The other
Crabs
In
The pale
Will
Pull
Him
Back
In

In social
Groups
Humans
Act 
In 
A similiar
Manner
If one
Tries 
To
Rise
Beyond
Their
Inner circle
Another
member
Or
Members
Will
Quickly
Suck
That
Person 
Back
Within
thair
control

I however
Am the 
Crab
That is 
An exception
To
The lot

I have jumped
The
Pale
Using
My
Pinchers
To
Fight
Off
My family
And colleagues 
As this
Crab
Will
Crawl
Down
His
Own
Dock

Whether
I am later
Captured
Or
Swallowed
By
Another
Predator
in
the future
Is
Uncertain 
I do
Know
though
It
Won't 
Be in the
FISHERMEN'S 
Pale
Because
This
Crustacean 
Won't
Go
Out
Like
This.....

 

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Marion Price

What absolute truth in this Gregg...great read 🌹

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

You are a fighter Greg....I have had to be as well when it comes to family and some friends who want me to live life their way because of how they think I should live to please the appearance of what is idealistic to them.  It is hard to crawl out of that bucket and not be like what others want...but to live a genuine life is the reward.  Keep crawling your way out.  Great honest piece. xo ;)  

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William Wallace

Why do you not put your word in sentences.
Quite strange.
 

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GREG TUCKER

William
I do use sentences.  I just do not punctuate that much.  It is more about artistic expression.  We all have different styles.  Some people like you, use elementary rhymes, in a basic novice format.  Others such as myself, prefer to define our art by using the imagist style. 

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William Wallace

I like my basic novice format, ‘‘tis poetry my dear fellow.

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Icarus Flocke

Brilliant work Greg. And I like the formatting .
it's less stifling than strict, old fashioned forms.
It's good to mix it up,and be diverse in expression
Or become victim to artistic dogma.

Poetry is self defined.

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GREG TUCKER

Thank you sir. William Wallace AKA Dr Seuss, does not seem to comprehend this.

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William Wallace

You are welcome Greg tucker aka William Shakespeare.
 

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