GRANT FRASER

Rookie - 448 Points (JUNE 7 1964 / ABERDEEN)

Up and Out


I cover the ground,

and get old.what changes,

the territory?

and yet I feel the grump
of age going off inside,

what kind of change or art
will satisfy the misgivings,

that the hand attached to my arm
will strike out differently in time,

robots do not ask of forgiveness...

they are used to the task,

I cannnot get beyond the mere
being, in me,
intractable character of my lot,

the stink of going everywhere
in my thoughts,

if I suddenly flinch,
or turn about,

does this mean that I am about
to control this other me,

the internal one, quiet,
lifting up each leg and hoisting
it onto the solid ground,

or would words suddenly change
or adjust what I am thinking
or about to say,

maybe i can love the unloved?

maybe death will roll out of the
way, for a time...

my wallet is already bleeding me dry!

faces crash into mine,
until I cannot decide?

something is masticating
on our virtual stalks,

blinded, fogged by the thin
gauze of death and nothing,

bridges of black mascara carry
you up, until it falls the other
way...

a real green polythene bag
extension of the grocery
mood,

the high street buildings,

and the lamp lights climbing up,
and out,

to the planets beyond....

Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Up and Out by GRANT FRASER )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. was has du ge maht, Robert Lynnn
  2. A Song Of Living, Amelia Josephine Burr
  3. My Final Goodbye, Naomi Johnson
  4. I Remember, Kelly Shanks
  5. Right there, Robert Lynnn
  6. Beautiful heaven, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Black Thursday, Barry Jablonski
  8. ... MY FIGHT FOR LIFE..., Ken e Hall
  9. Show life, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Life, Soul Watcher

Poem of the Day

poet Joseph Addison

Salve magna parens frugum Saturnia tellus,
Magna virûm! tibi res antiquæ laudis et artis
Aggredior, sanctos ausus recludere fontes.
Virg. Geor. 2.

...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. A Case Of Murder, Vernon Scannell
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Green Mountain, Li Po
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]