Kevin Patrick

(Taurus / Ontario)

Passing the Tigers and Other Machines


Nobody listens, when the quite once scream
And frail lips chip, gasping concrete
Through the grey panorama of mercenary streets
passing the tigers and other machines
in the arena of celebratory Blasé

Sweet girl, in the shell of a waif she was a ghost before pushing daisies under the undertow of strings
on her shoulders
and pockets
Stashed with Morse codes
and signs That did not come
when she sank into grins as we continued to build on our full self-esteem Full speed ahead on our private retreat

You can see terror lodged in their black button eyes
but nobody does
because it’s not their time

And if it’s not their time Why should they mind?

But still, the dead weep for the living and few debark without notice from the vain gallery without applause or cruel hecklers as unnoticed stars in the night
My personal invitation was received all the same
And I must follow the rules of coffee and cream
passing the tigers and other machines

Submitted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Passing the Tigers and Other Machines by Kevin Patrick )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Upon You!, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. En route 1, Framarz Bagheri
  3. Seed, Agboyi Felix
  4. In Times Of Need, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. En route 2, Framarz Bagheri
  6. One day, Cee Bea
  7. Aa Laut Chalen Phir Gharon Mein, Bano Ali
  8. Late Rose, Paul Gerard Reed
  9. Smile, Hafsa Abdul Nasser
  10. Quest, guest!, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Stars, Joyce Kilmer
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]