The Undesirable

The Public

Everywhere is bustle all around the town.

Everyone is rushing all who wear a frown.

Time is so important, it never stands still.

Yet time doesn't exist to those who do not live.

They sit in their squalor, do not dare a peek.

Names are nothing, to all just a freak.

Addictions are rampant life is shorter still.

Voices in the head at night, stop them with a pill.

Do not claim pity.

Do not claim fear.

For the Undesirable exists on a lower level tier.

Hide them in the shadows.

Put them in a box.

If they loiter outside then we

must change the locks.

 

The Private

Loneliness and loss of pride turns a soul to darkness wide.

Loss of will and grief in life turns the inner soul outside at night.

Lie your head upon the stone, waking up to the cities moan.

Hunger pangs and thirst to quench, discarded scraps of indulgence.

The monkey needs to be fed as well, on the soul is where he dwells.

Loss of pride and confidence, destroys the sense of arrogance.

When it's time to leave the world the undesirable pleads for pearls.

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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Great poem.


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Arthur Fontes 6 years ago from Fall River,MA Author

Putz Ballard Thank you I really appreciate the comment.


Carolyn LiquidWholeFood.com 6 years ago

"Hunger pangs and thirst to quench, discarded scraps of indulgence."

I really like that line. When I was in Haiti 20 years ago, it was amazing to see my "trash" show up on the street as a valued commodity...


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Arthur Fontes 6 years ago from Fall River,MA Author

Carolyn Thank you for reading. I appreciate the comment.

I would like to read some hubs about your time in Haiti.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Good job - very moving.


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Arthur Fontes 6 years ago from Fall River,MA Author

akirchner Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I do appreciate it.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

nice poem. I liked this hub.


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theazorean 6 years ago from Florence, Italy

Ciao from Florence, Italy...I like your hub. These poems are very moving. We have a lot in common since I am also an aspiring writer who publishes weekly chapters of my novel on this site. Funny that you are from Fall River. I was born in New Bedford. Small world. Keep up the good work!


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Arthur Fontes 6 years ago from Fall River,MA Author

prasetio30 Thank you again for the inspirational comments


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Arthur Fontes 6 years ago from Fall River,MA Author

theazorean Wow definitely a small world. From your hub name I would assume you are Portuguese as well?

Thanks so much for the support.

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