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~ The Saddened Shores Of Insignificance ~

~ The Saddened Shores Of Insignificance ~

In the throat of the lobster
I spy a clinic full of cynics
Fishing off shore
Who, in their unique indiscretions
Find the depths of so much more
Than the old tin soldiers
Had ever netted before......

The town was a grayness,
In its submerged desperation
As grievous fisherman
Seeking oyster beds of open-faced,
Virginal, schools,
Usurping the good from the most evil
Of crawling, lobster bellied, bullshit
And bittersweet bait shops
Along the saddened shores
Of insignificance
Where a clinic full of cynics
Had gone diving
Into the throat of the lobster
Most willingly.....

I sighed,
As I realized
My time
Had not yet
Passed me by,
I smiled
And cast out
A net so large
As to choke
Even the heartiest
Of seekers
I knew
My own time would come
Eventually
But,
I would not settle
For lobster.
No,
Not I.....

Tony Taylor
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pauline codd

I read that when you put it on previously, and I like it too much..xx

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Tony Taylor

Very cool!!...... so glad you took the time to read it again Pauline....I hadn't gotten exactly the way I wanted it..... so I did a little editing....... I'm pleased with it now....... thanks so much for the PIN....... means a LOT!!......i'm just very happy that you stopped by dear poet sister!!...... stay groovy......T xo. : )

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Richard Waters

" Why should, that, matter ? " If, it, matters, at all. The lake of aspertion and conversion, leading to " CONSEQUENCE " ! Zany ? Or, plain " Crazy " ?
You, take us where we want, to go. Or, somewhere else, entirely. BUT, of the same, or similar, theme...not, dream !
You, live to " LEARN " of, it. Whatever, matter, that, can, " ore " should be. Right ? CREATIVE STUFF..." HAY " ? For, whom, is it given up ? And, to what end ? It, happens, to bring more, than others could do ! WELL, DONE.  :) :)

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Tony Taylor

Wow!!.... Thank you RICHARD!!....... I'm not quite sure what Everything meant....... but the fact that you said 'Well Done' speaks volumes...... you're one of the first writers on this site to ever take time with me...... to make me feel good about my contributions to thins site......I will ALWAYS be grateful for your impressions dear poet brother!!.......I am your cyber-friend and admirer...... peace........T xo. : )

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Richard Waters

" THANK YOU FOR DEEMING ME A...POET ! "
There. are, just lines which rhyme. You, know.
Do not get lost in your misinterpretations. PLEASE.
" What, God giveth, God can taketh away ! " What, has this got to do with any thing ? PRECISELY.
Leave, judgements at the door. Find your own way. Wherever, that, may be.
" BROTHER TUCK ! " Risen from a " Friar " to be more. Sizzling " stuff " ? DO YOU, not think ? Use quasi-intelligensia " masquerades " if you want. But, you have some thing. In my eyes, anyway !!! Got, it ?
:)

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Tony Taylor

Got it!! RICHARD!!...... and I'm heading 'full throttle' into it with ears and eyes wide open...... my desire/need to learn is upon me with great congress being a goal that I have before me!!..... smiles......T xo. : )

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Tony Taylor

Thanx for the stars Cherie!!......I know this was a difficult one to plod through..... but I thank you none the less...... just for taking time with it..... hugs n smiles!!........ Frodo ~

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Tony Taylor

Thanx for the stars GREG!!...... you're too cool!!....... smiles........T xo. : )

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Tony Taylor

Thanks heaps STEVE!!..... appreciate your taking the time to read & leave stars!!........T xo  : )

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Gwendoline

I loved the narrative of this piece, you took me on a journey on that boat and made me realise, I don’t want to settle for lobster either. Great write, makes the reader reflect on life’s values 

I will read more :-) 

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