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A vagabond pounds the pavement

Updated on November 14, 2012

You pound the pavement


scratching at the doors

dragging feet

from place to place


day 'n' night,

like a vagabond.

Everybody is gone

drifting to Spain

grazing on junk pile for scraps and morsels of life.

You stand strong in fake

Like a concrete statue

on a shattering shifting ground

Amid fear and emptiness

a fog of mass destruction

gushes into the air

blowing all the bubbles,

and trails you leave behind.


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      Tijani Achamlal 5 years ago from Morocco

      @Lurana Brown,Thanks so much for your insight.It means a lot to me.

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      Lurana Brown 5 years ago

      You evoke bleak, harsh life well. I particularly loved this: "Like a concrete statue on a shattering shifting ground"...I like the alliteration and hard consonants, and I like the image of trying to remain solid while your foundation crumbles.

      The poem starts strong and active then evaporates into "fog, air, bubbles, and trails" at the end, which emphasizes the hopelessness. This is powerful writing!