Trash Bag - Our Voices day 4

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Garbage truck drives by
flies chasing
Leaving us the remainders
left overs from last nights gourmet meal
Concrete displays of mess
What was once eaten by racoons
Now left for Hungry stray alley cats
High life dining again 100 bucks a plate
eating to your hearts delight
Ants move in after the rats finish it off


them ever so lonely bread crumbs
Non hooting owl attracted on stealth mode
chasing them big rump hopping marsupials
Maggots squirming
crawling
unluckily fallen from the bag
Working repetitions to rid the trash
A smell that can make a elephant faint



Headed off to that waste land
Egg carton
Pepsi bottles
10 year old worn out socks with holes
Candy wrappers
2 Cheerios and 1 tiny frosted mini-wheat unscathed
Thank god this time
There's no human or animal
Remains in this hefty heavy duty black bag
Such a heavy thing to tug and toss out


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well thank God indeed my friend. Let's keep that trash limited to inanimate objects. :)

I like the poet in you, Mike! That's where you heart shines through your words.

Have a great day buddy!

bill


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blondey 3 years ago

I like this, it's different, and interesting, and a unique perspective from a garbage truck person, have an awesome day my friend,

Blondey


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I never gave much thought to this..interesting and very thought provoking or should I say Food for Thought.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very unique work. A poem about trash! I love it.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Even the trash become a topic for good poetry when it is done by a good "nonsense" poet. Thanks for sharing.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@billybuc, thanks bro for the cool comment, sometimes I think about life this way as I sense the environment around me. I guess that's where all my poems originate from, & my senses are humming at times :)


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@blondey, thank you so much for sharing that was so sweet of you to do. Yeah we all need a poem these days, there's irony in everything, and from evrywhere.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@carol7777, Hey there, thanks for that cool comment & for sharing. Yup I been working on adding flavor to these poems to get food into the picture, & so I'm glad many folks could relate to the visual it paints onto the mind.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Ha! I never heard garbage so eloquently described as this. Good job! Voted ....funny. And shared.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@wayne barrett, thanks bro. I did my very best with this poem, I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@MsDora, Thanks for tha kind comment by you, yeah I try my best to come up with differing things from the norm of poetic writings. I hope more folks can find it appealing to them, also thanks for sharing with me.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@rebeccamealey, LOL :)

Yup its so fun to play with differing realities, and I figured since I never heard of a poem like this myself, why not give it a try right.

I'm so glad that many folks have chose to give it a good read and it tells me that maybe just maybe I'm on the right track here with this style of poetry. Thanks a million! Rabecca


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Really interesting! Unique style and topic; I like it a lot.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@MrsBrownsParlour, thank you for the cool comment and I' happy you felt my poem here was interesting. I had fun writing it while I was waking up one morning :)

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