Learn More

Doug Blair

Rookie - 59 Points (April 6,1951 / London, Ontario, Canada)

Watching, Prescribing


Just my street

And the green bags are curbside

The roaring truck soon to visit.

That marmalade cat two doors down

Cocked on the grassy knoll

Bird-lunch in focus.

That father laid off

Trimming the lawn

To keep from drying up.

New car, shiny black Hyundai

Getting the oohs and aahhs

From the envious younger set.

No one addressing

The monthly payments.

Young boy

Kicking the stones

Almost going in reverse

As afternoon classes beckon.

Retired nurse

Still loves the smell

Of clean sheets

Hanging some out to flutter.

Postperson bunching

Her next mail drop

Holding government issue

Invoices, sad news

Or other gossip in her hot, speckled hands.

And few will stop

And smile with cheer

And offer the “thumbs up.”

But still apparently

Fellow travelers

On my street.

Submitted: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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 (Watching, Prescribing by Doug Blair )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Katharine Lee Bates

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]