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Poems By Poet Albert Ahearn  8/23/2014 10:20:58 AM
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  157.     

Discombobulation

The sun was just above the horizon.
I thought, is the star rising or setting?
I’ll just lie here awhile; keep an eye on
It to see which way the fire is heading.
It’s strange, I know I’m lying in my bed
But I don’t remember retiring.
Am I asleep and dreaming this instead?
This dreadful state is mind boggling.
It’s like being awake in a nightmare
And all that I see is not what it seems
To be. I know one thing for sure, I’m scared.
Egad! I hope I’m not dead in this dream.
I looked again at the sun. It was rising!
It’s morn! I can hear the robins singing.
 
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  158.     

Displaced Loved One

A troubled youth gone for a year
Far from his family’s allure
For reasons that are still unclear
yet behooving that is for sure.
We hope his stay is suitable
for one so very young as he.
meager details but on the whole
we’re hoping with no guarantees.
A year may not seem long for some
But it is an eternity
For the foursome waiting at home
All anxious and downheartedly.
The shared grief is overbearing
Plucking at our fragile heartstrings.
 
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  159.     

Distinctions

On the surface the town appears
Like any town, perhaps your own;
It has its share of low-cost homes
Segregated from the splendid
Houses by an invisible
Well defined demarcation line.
The inferior homeowners
Dine out when they can afford to
At fast food places like Wendy’s;
Whereas the well-to-do- frequent
Eateries with French sounding names;
You can distinguish these people
From the rest of us by their dogs:
They’re the prissy pooches with bows.
 
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  160.     

Divineness

A tiny teacup
Reveals an abstract future
From the clinging leaves.
 
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