Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CDLXXXIII - The Street To Nowhere

Sunday Whirl (Wordle #100) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.  

The words this week are:
master, street, change, share, train, die, calls,  stretch, march, words, places, create, faint

The Street To Nowhere.

The street was dark and lightly wet,
The wind had quite a bite.
The walkers kept their collars up
And pulled their jackets tight,
The whistle of a distant train
Rolled glumly through the night.

Puddles of light spill out from shops,
As places to find heat.
And there they create little flocks,
To stand and sadly bleat;
Unable to change the weather,
Afraid to cross the street.

Some fail to master how to walk,
Some march as on parade,
Some stretch their legs and make a dash,
Others wait in the arcade.
Calls, words unclear, echo down the street
To die away and fade.

A couple share a bag of chips,
Against the chilly blast.
I watch with remote bemusement,
As from another caste.
A faint smell of vinegar lingers
Long after they have passed.

© J Cosmo Newbery 2013

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  1. A wonderful, visual poem incorporating the list of words dear J Cosmo.

    xoxoxo ♡

  2. you spin so well you words, creating (and bringing to life) such an amazing scene.

  3. I was on that street to nowhere...from your first line to your last. Well done.

  4. Thank you. You conjured up a scene I know well, and painted it so much better than I could.

  5. A great metaphor about life too!


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