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"Providence" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on March 24, 2014


A wonderful place for a poser to hide

Until he finds his stride

Then it feels like a happy home

Nurturing and even inspiring

At times divine

A good day spa

Rubbing out the kinks

Plenty of bars to grab a few drinks

Small and strong

It knows it's place

Beautiful, filled with flowers and grace

Like a good woman

She will give you what she gets

Every Buddy knows this

But I, just another shadow lurking

Dreaming of New York

What a cheat

You've got something good in the palm of your hands

She slaps some scents into me

Its a sunflower on Angell Street

It's smiling as I walk by

Daydreaming of Rome

Watching the Western world rise

Im at the Coliseum and I've got an extra large nacho

A man is fighting a Lion named "Life"

Excessive, when granted Providence everyday


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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, that comment means a great deal to me.


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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I like the words here Eric and the switches in imagery and comparisons between dreams of New York and a gladiatorial challenge in the colosseum in Rome etc are interesting to say the least. You don't leave your poems thinking "that was light and frothy", and that's good. You challenge us to think about life and how we relate to all around us.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Yeah Jamie this one is layered, doesn't quite need a decoder ring but it wouldn't hurt that's for sure. I like ambiguity a lot, sometimes it's most satisfying. Thanks for the visit and kind words as always.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Interesting poem, I enjoyed every word and the fact it immediately put me in the mood to ponder. Jamie