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"2 Brits in a Ramshackle" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on April 1, 2014

"2 Brits in a Ramshackle"

Through an old dirty window they saw the world

On an old set of stairs they climbed the Great Wall

In an old cruddy oven they baked in the sun of San Tropez

From their strong crumbling foundation they gathered marble in Athens

Drips n drops of rain from their leaky roof allowed them to take a look up and see the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

As they looked at their reflections in their cracked vanity they saw the beauty of the Nile

Bathing in a bath with rings

Together they swam

To Vietnam to see the jungle

13 years of adventure

Jam packed in a ramshackle

Loving each other step by step

Never getting ahead of themselves

Able to fly free as possessions did not possess our lovers

Two backpacks, hand in hand

Seeing sights through each other

Sitting on their front lawn is I in a taxi

The lovers have come to my city

Their ripped couch is my backseat

They lean in and tell me their secrets

As the paint falls off my doors

I too want to see the world

I too can see the world

They tell me it's worth a look


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      Eric Wayne Flynn 4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Jamie


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Great poem Eric, enjoyed every line. Jamie

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, this is also about possessing less so you can do more and travel light and not being tethered to property.


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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is fantastic Eric. To see the world you only need your imagination.