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Happy New Year

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Greetings, poetry pickers! And here's something to start the new year off with a whimper!

 

 

The fireworks break the silence and the dark

Of blackest midnight’s momentary grip

The past strangled, the new year makes its mark

It wipes its fratricidal hands and slips

Into the driver’s seat. Another trip

Into the unknown, please. You know the drill:

Yes, let’s have lots of scary turns and dips

And on the journey, we’ll count those you kill

With foot full down and hands spinning the wheel

Unless we’re thrown or you suddenly park

By some icy roadside and then you flip

Around, arm on the seat top, smile, reveal

A hideous bony face like ours, so stark

‘Here is your future,’ spoken without lips

 

◄ Not looking forward or back

Desire ►

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<Deleted User> (5163)

Fri 2nd Jan 2009 19:15

I agree with andy! The depth is unexpected.
Really enjoyed

Happy NY etc x

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Andy N

Thu 1st Jan 2009 15:59

This is a lot deeper than I originally thought it was going to be, good one!

<Deleted User> (5646)

Thu 1st Jan 2009 14:55

Happy new year Antonionioni,
love the metaphors in this poem.
you are becoming quite philosophical for the start of a new year.
Janet.x

<Deleted User> (4281)

Thu 1st Jan 2009 14:29

Good Day, Antonio

The poem shows reality of negligence if someone forgets how to drive in adverse conditions. You have captured few great points in this poem-Great Thinking!!

All the best to you and yours in the New Year 2009!

Cheers!
Zuzanna

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