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Sleeping Giant

Updated on March 9, 2012

Sleeping Giant

I'm a sleeping giant

I lay like a mountain in the desert

People are to me, what ants are to them

I'm a sleeping biohazard.

The sheets I put on me, soft and warm

Are paved roads for travelers

They move over my body

Jerking and cursing on the flesh curves.

My head sneaking out to breathe

Is the sight seers oddment

Sometimes I release a heavy breath

They step back in amazement.

I move my hands to scratch my ass

They think it's earthquake,

Only a little kid asks his mother

"Is it alive and awake then?"

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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      @rkane3 ummm...they were fire ants and they bit me all over. I didn't realize I was lying on their way from their colony to the garden.

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      Richard Kane 5 years ago from Oakland CA

      Thank god they weren't fire ants. It's all a matter of your perspective of things, isn't it.

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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      One summer's day, long long long time ago, I was lying butt naked in an old garden. I was taking a nap under the trees in the old garden. When I awoke I saw several ants walking all over my body, as if walking over a mountain...the rest is all imagination :)

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      Richard Kane 5 years ago from Oakland CA

      very interesting, what prompted this one?

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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      Have been checking out your hubs. Read your long poem 'Losing Her'. Now to read the other two you were speaking of earlier. 'Losing Her' was an amazing poem.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Deep, it is I whom is the honored one. You are an inspiration to me.

      Kenneth

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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      @Kenneth I am glad to have followed you. You're most welcome.

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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      Your warmth is greatly appreciated, I'll surely be bugging you often. :)

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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      Your modesty is remarkable Kenneth. Thank you for stopping by to read my poetry. I will definitely read all the three poems you've mentioned.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      PS, since you didnt have a CONTACT slot, please read My note of Thanks to you, Deep Metaphysical, for following me . . .

      Hello, Deep,

      I wanted to send you a Friendly Hello, and to tell you that I am Very Glad that you are in my world. I hope that when you read my hubs, that boredom will not overtake you. And please, write me anytime that you want to. I always love to hear what my Valued-Followers are up to and what they are doing.

      You are an amazing. Talented writer. And I'm positive that your writings will touch many lives as they have mine.

      Please accept My Note of Thanks . . .a SINCERE THANK YOU for following me. I TRULY VALUE my followers and I shall NOT take YOUR Warm Gesture for granted. Hopefully, my hubs will be educational, entertaining, and hopefully, interesting. But I promise you that my hubs will NOT be negative, abusive, or demeaning to anyone.

      If at any time my hubs offend or upset you, simply tell ME FIRST, and I will rectify the situation pronto.

      Again, THANK YOU!

      Sincerely, Kenneth

      Your Friend for Life

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Simply amazing; Outstanding piece of work. Loved it. Voted up and all the way. I dabble a bit in abstract/prose such as my hubs on "Losing Her," "Sitting In The Shade on The Back Porch of Hell," and "Dangerous Sheep." But these cannot compare to this. Fantastic.

      Kenneth

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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      Thank you Irish eyes.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Great use of symbolism.

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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      thank you.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      sounds very interesting. great write!

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      Deep Biswas 5 years ago from India

      It was intentionally done. I do not rely on the falsehoods of sophistication in language. Thank you for your remarks though.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Volcano? I was right there with you until the phrase "scratch my ass" so base for one who writes lovely poetry.