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Poem - Near Perfection

Updated on December 27, 2012


As I prowl around the early morning hubpages I see scraps of raw poems here and there and inevitably must eat them....

I saw FaireMaid's hub Are You A Car Slob? and in reply to a comment by Brennan Kingsland she says ....Near perfection is hard to find.... the lines of this poem occurred to me;-

..thanks Fairemaid!




Near Perfection - a hub environs poem

I awoke this morning near Perfection

i.e. beside a town called Perfection

I had been out drinking and womanizing

and ended up in a camper with some Amazonians

No not the big, deep breath, 6'6" chicks

anyway two late 40's merchandisers, brunettes.

traveling the country for Amazon

mall marauders, I stopped to flirt and ended up here,

dumped on the side of the road near Perfection

over politics,

imagine nothing to do with the dishes, laundry duty

taking out the dog, holidays or MONEY

they were Republicans from the West coast,

I'm still in shock

like a foretelling of doom on the Gulf of Marxico

hungry hurricane refugees roam

searching for sterile crocodiles eggs

the uniformed American police state

emergency lit with foreign oil

bulging at the seams with rolls and rolls of authority fat

Never mind, we're all blow ins...

do not take your country too seriously, you just live here...

in a few decades America might be;-

free again *

thin again *

financially viable again *

*pick any two




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    • Drax profile image

      des donnelly 8 years ago from NYC....

      Hey Petra... thanks very much, I've worked a good bit in eastern and central Europe and think that we Irish are very alike... a healthy disregard for authority is essential to a worthwhile life... :-)

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      Petra Vlah 8 years ago from Los Angeles

      You are too much Drax,

      "in a few years America might be/ free again/ thin again/ financially viable again/"


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      des donnelly 10 years ago from NYC....

      I used to be indecisive and now I am not so sure.... :-)

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      teeray 10 years ago from Canada

      I don't know which two to pick!

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      des donnelly 10 years ago from NYC....

      thanks Paul and Earth Angel, see my approach at Disney would be to make the gate more narrow....

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      Earth Angel 10 years ago

      Yep, "fatter" I'm afraid!! A great Hub would be to follow the growing width of toilet seats over the last 50 years!! Or even dining room chairs that were an average of 17" wide in the 1980's and are 24" wide today!! Ahhhh, but I digress!! Thank you so much Drax for adding more poetry to Hub Pages!! I am trying to also!! I would love you comments on the three poems by JS Allen that I have published on Hub Pages!! Keep writing!! You keep us smiling!! Blessings, Earth Angel!!

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      Paul Edmondson 10 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I'm afraid America is getting fatter. In fact, so fat that they have to redo the boat rides at Disneyland to keep the boats from bottoming out.

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      des donnelly 10 years ago from NYC....

      thank you Sukritha... regards Drax

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      sukritha 10 years ago from Cochin

      Nice Poem