Treasure Island

Luscious Larry

(4/1/69 / Greece)

Ode to Fall


The never ending orange and yellow
Leaves bombard me;
Bludgeon me like the Red Baron
Shot up Snoopy that one Halloween
Night.

I'll rake one spot for hours in
My front yard. Scratching a patch
For hours and hours and hours.
Just one square foot of yard.

Now, one leaf is stubborn,
And it sticks to my rake. I shake
And shake and shake. My rake.
I scream at the leaf:
"Why do you torment me so? " and:
"Tenacious dead leaf, I hate you! "

Now, I collapse to my knees
And weep and weep.
I will pound the ground with
Fists and wrists.
I will grovel to the lawn
Pleading with obscenities.

Okay, you are high above
Me now. Like a bird in that
Yonder tree. See me pounding?
You see my plumber's crack?

Watch, as I do snow angels
In the pile of red leaves;
And, I also do that spinning
Thing on my side like "Curly"
Of The Three Stooges always
did.

Then my neighbor comes out
To get his morning paper:
"Good morning, Jim" says he, with
A knowing nod.
"Hi Bob, " says I.

Submitted: Monday, December 31, 2012

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  • Unwritten Soul (1/2/2013 5:04:00 AM)

    Hahaha i like the story of this poem...it's like growing innocent and refreshing all back year again and again...truly it is a joy write..keep it up! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/1/2013 6:13:00 PM)

    love this one..a most fabulous write..would love to see the movie version
    with you in the starring role and a wonderful supporting cast..a leaf on a rake
    and a neighbor who just woke up..probably on his way to check his mail or
    pick up the morning paper and then have coffee..after seeing the spinning
    thing on your side like curly did..i would have to say encore! (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (12/31/2012 5:06:00 PM)

    first, after looking up plumber's crack (laugh out loud aka LOL) , i added this to mypoemlist and you, LL, to mypoetlist. great poem. stubborn leaf! ! ! maybe home depot has a flamethrower? but, if it weren't for reference to RAKE, i was tempted to think a dog wrote this poem. thanks for the headsup on this one larry. reminds me of a poem i wrote several years ago. let me see if i can find it in a notebook.....later. bri
    p.s. 3 stooges...also great...though my wife would say i am still a juvenile....which is true in some ways. (Report) Reply

  • Sandy Player (12/31/2012 2:51:00 PM)

    I think this is why men don't try and clean up...
    The self depreceation and the lack of self-control you describe in the semi-everyday semi-old fashioned language provides quite a laugh at your expense. Your neighbour then adds that ultimate touch to the poem.
    Fantastic fun! I love it! (Report) Reply

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