Dog goD 8Hate

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Amish Vegetable

Years ago as an itinerate hiker
to undetermined lands, I found
myself walking down an old dirt road;
this in a green-glen clad of eclectic nature,
abounding charm, and farms of earthy Amish.

An epiphany accompanied and
I realized the heinous contrast
modern cities wrought with
malls, sprawls, and glaring
incongruities. Their relished
debacles for design not realized.

Hoping to find a kindred society,
I walked onto an old Amish farm.
Approaching a bearded man
in their mandated garb, I enquired
if a commune for my sort
and affirmed: “aligned with reality? ”

“Sorry, uh, well uh...where you from? ”
his (circuitous) response. I thought: “I don’t
abide in corn fields where compromise
plant’s seeds of sour witness shave that
beard monkey business is not my kind of
banana fruit where are your balls? ”

It’s a special vernacular I’ve outlined for
certain farmers who plant their corn in rows
of words with no soil and fertilize with the
dung of horse...shit! Seeing the futility, I
'silently' walked away and to the nearest

In Titusville I walked into a crowded McDonald’s
and stole a cup of coffee. There I sat and
pondered a cruel dilemma: “compromise
with corresponding pain, or, germane witness
and…integral pain? JESUS CHRIST! ”


Submitted: Monday, January 21, 2008
Edited: Saturday, April 26, 2008
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  • Veteran Poet - 3,896 Points Bri Edwards (11/18/2013 1:28:00 PM)

    and affirmed: “aligned with reality? ” ....................that didn't compute for me. hmm?

    I thought: “I don’t
    abide in corn fields where compromise
    plant’s seeds of sour witness shave that
    beard monkey business is not my kind of
    banana fruit where are your balls? ” ................i'm glad you wrote I thought, not I said. he might have tossed you over his fence. or he might have gotten out his baseballs and basketball. do you need the apostrophe in plant'ss? i don't know why it is there.

    adjective: germane

    relevant to a subject under consideration.
    that is not germane to our theme
    synonyms: relevant, pertinent, applicable, apposite, material; More
    apropos, appropriate, apt, fitting, suitable;
    connected, related, akin;
    your question is not germane to the topic at hand
    antonyms: irrelevant

    early 17th cent.: variant of german, with which it was synonymous from Middle English. The current sense has arisen from a usage in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
    Translate germane to
    Use over time for: germane

    yeah, so i looked up germane and a few other words and i still don't understand how germane fits in the poem. [i resisted my mom's attempts to get me to improve (okay...enlarge) my vocabulary. somehow i've survived without knowing/using as many as you may. i sometimes find myself using words in poems which i have rarely, if ever, used in my speaking. does that happen to you, i wonder.]
    thanks for sharing. i also wonder if you made up this story, in part or completely. if it is true, do you still steal coffee? :) (Report) Reply

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