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A poem about time

Updated on June 4, 2013

Five O’Clock in Tokyo

After the world has hung me out

like limp socks in the breeze,

all of my holes plain to see

like sad badges of honor,


I retreat to quietly lick my wounds

in a dark corner beneath the radar,

a shadow’s shadow, eyes turned down,

hands clutching a pint of something.


You needn’t go out of your way

twisting your excuse for a

face into a frown, the tangerine sun

rising iconically behind your saintly head,


I'm doing nothing which millions of

grey suits aren't doing right now

in the noble city of Tokyo and countless

other places in distant time zones.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Cool, Darryl. Great poem!

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      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 3 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

      humm!

      nice poem

      i love this verse "

      I'm doing nothing which millions of

      grey suits aren't doing right now

      in the noble city of Tokyo and countless

      other places in distant time zones."

      well done sir !

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      This is the feeling one gets after a full day of work, draining and leaves you relfecting upon the worth of it all. Excellent.

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks, Wayne. Beggars can't be chosers ;-)

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks for stopping by, Kim :-)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      "hands clutching a pint of something' I guess sometimes it doesn't really matter what! Great work Darryl.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Darrylmdavis,

      Greetings!

      Such a decorative and honest snapshot of life. Thumbs Up!

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      A moment shared with millions...great, wry, musing poem. ~Lurana

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks Gypsy...gotta love Jimmy Buffett :-)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed and that phrase kept running through my mind - it's always five o'clock somewhere.

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks kidscrafts. In Belgium, *every* beer is good :-)

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Well put as always, Valleypoet. Cheers ! :-)

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks Astra. :-)

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks Mhatter. It's true they liked drinking in the morning, too. ;-)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      So it was foretold by some greek.Thank you for this.

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      Cathy Nerujen 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Taking in the sights in Tokyo and having a pint. A man in the throngs of satisfaction here, I think. Nice poem. Thank you for the follow. I am checking out your poetry and following you back. :)

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      A story of our times...the numerous ones that there are..nicely done:-))

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I hope that your beer was good! I know that you have a lot of choice in Belgium :-)

      Thanks for sharing your ideas through poetry! Always original!