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The watcher

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The watcher

He watches all the comings and goings in the park

Always standing always leering

No one ever speaks to him

He is silient as stone

He watches for weeks and years

A marble heart and a marble soul

No tears form on his cheeks he captures only one expression

He watches with eyes that never move or close

Birds are his friends they perch on his shoulders

But they shit on him

The local youths sprayed him with graffiti the other day

and gave him a traffic cone for a hat

if only statues could speak

they would make the best observers of mankind.

statuestandingstilldan hooks poet poetry alienpoet

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<Deleted User> (7164)

Fri 12th Feb 2010 13:54

This kind of thing happens to humans too.
It does 'feel' cold.
Nice one.


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Daniel Hooks

Fri 12th Feb 2010 12:51

Thankyou both!

<Deleted User> (7073)

Fri 12th Feb 2010 10:20

I liked this, especially as far I am concerned there is no such thing as inanimate matter. nice one.TC

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winston plowes

Fri 12th Feb 2010 01:00

Hi Daniel...this left me cold. Thats good I think. (Given the subject) nice work. Win

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