Francesca Johnson

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Diesel And Dust - Poem by Francesca Johnson

Diesel and dust,
flaking castles and roses, and spots of rust.
Who said living on a narrow boat
would be glamorous?
But it’s a life
of balance.
Lowered standards, it’s true
but don’t forget, there’s another view
to be taken.
We’re not stirred or shaken
by the negatives.
There’s always a helping hand
and trust is a must.
There’s deep love, I’ve seen it,
between brother and brother,
and water mother
and daughter.
Humanity is the song they sing.

Comments about Diesel And Dust by Francesca Johnson

  • (11/29/2008 2:45:00 AM)

    I love it! Lean, strong and thoroughly healthy.. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/24/2007 6:59:00 AM)

    You always capture the mood and spirit with amazing clarity. Wonderful as always.

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  • (12/24/2007 1:39:00 AM)

    A glorious tribute to the tough life, warts and all. Written with eloquence and an absence of clutter, you have certainly inspired me to come for a visit. Finely crafted poem. love, Allie xxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (12/16/2007 4:55:00 AM)

    Forget the glamour, the appeal here shines through - no need for polish - you convey the affinity that exists betweend the natural world and the human spirit, and the harmony of a community bonded by a lifestyle afloat. I agree with Ivan, great economy of words that conveys so much. justine xx (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (12/11/2007 5:05:00 AM)

    Sounds pretty good to me. Get painting now, and smarten up 'Plod' and polish the brass. Give her love.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX

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  • (12/10/2007 2:34:00 PM)

    Francesca, this is a wonderful cameo, powerfully written with an economy which speaks volumes... Rgds, Ivan (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 29, 2011

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