The Hood’s Stoop

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I sat on the stoop in the hood~

While a white plastic grocery bag alone blew by~

In the chilly winter early morn~

Rolling away low on the broken, cracked sidewalk~

Like a tumbleweed in a ghost town~

It soon disappeared in the distance~

Further down multitudes of roads~

With mish mashed homesteads~

As I still sat cold and alone on the stoop~

Pondering various places~

The tumble bag visited.

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By Lisa J. Warner AKA Lisa Luv

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

That was awesome lisa! so simple and yet a second in someones life just pondering the world going by, wonderful! voted across!


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Nell Rose Thank you so much! May you have an awesome day!


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sallybea 2 years ago from Norfolk

Lisa Luv - just my kind of writing! This one caught my immediately - sometimes a picture tells a hundred words and the words did not disappoint either. Thank you.


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

sallybea Thank you....I was away for a long time in the hood in contrast to my home environment taking care of an injured friend, so I was able to see a different world and could not wait to put some of my observations and thoughts down in writing....!!!!


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Bk42author 2 years ago from New York

Love this! Reminds me of when I used to sit for hours with my family on our stoop!


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Great Bk42author .... Thank you....and very glad to meet you!!!


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great poem, loved this one.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Amazing how a small amount of words can be so descriptive and conjure up an image. Well done.


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rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

Nicely written :) I sometimes enjoy my time wondering and dreaming seated like that ...


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Vellur, Jodah, rdsparrowriter Thank you all so much! I am thrilled you came and visited some of my world... May you all have a wonderful day!!!! LOVE YA!!!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Brilliant Lisa;voted up,shared and here's wishing you a great day.

Eddy.


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Eiddwen~~~Thank you so much...sorry my friend I have been away so much lately.... and unfortunately I will be having to go away again for about a week...as I prepare and will assist my 83 year old mother with an operation she is going to have.... But know I appreciate your friendship and love you dearly my gifted friend..


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teaches12345 2 years ago

This reminds me of my childhood home. We saw the world from our front porch or stoop. Your share is touching.


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

teaches12345 I am so glad it touched you...Happy day to you and Thank you very much..


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

I was there Lisa....I saw you! Touching thoughts, brilliant write.


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

KOOL CrisSp !!!! Thank you so much!!!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed this! Thanks for reminding me of my stoop sitting days in NYC.


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Gypsy Rose Lee I am so glad you could relate! I had the opportunity of sitting on the stoop in the hood while taking care of an injured friend for an extenuating time just recently....generally I sit on my porch in the country...So I was happy to experience a different view.. there might be more stooping experiences to write about in the future for me as well. THANK YOU!!!!!! Have a great day!!!!


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

An interesting concept…could it simply be forgotten trash, the trash of society, or the trash that we all discard on a daily basis? Nice work, Lisa.


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Lisa Luv 2 years ago from Conneticut, USA Author

Thank you so much aviannovice~~ It certainly made me ponder a lot...that one little tumble weed... LOL I constantly ponder things... I guess that goes with the territory of a writers mind. Have a great day!

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