Perfect Fool

Rookie (03/01/90 / Knebworth, Hertz)

End Of The Day - Poem by Perfect Fool

I walked home today
Under a pure blue sky
Azure floating high above me
And as I looked up I smiled

Not another soul within my sights
Not another living thing
No movement or sound
Just the rhythmic clunk of my boots

Cement pavement bathed in sun
Shadow, light, shadow, light
In evenly spaced bars
The uneven concrete looking like art

Listening to the birds
A dog barks
Only I walking alone
Ambling happily home

Hands in my pockets
Fiddling with a screwed up tenner
Thinking of these very words
Knowing they aren’t entirely true

A cool breeze whips my hair
Brushing the curls against my neck
But the sun beating down
Warms my face

The fiery sun burns
The azure turning white
As the sky nears the white-hot star
Making elongated shadows on the tarmac

The sound of an engine in the distance
Knowing it’s not far away
But feeling a million miles
From anything with a soul

Skipping over the fences
And jumping the pavements
Like they are a thousand miles high
A subtle smile on my face

That secret smile
The one that’s true
The one that’s real
The one that lets me know it’s ok

Reaching my door
As the church-bells strike eight
Walking through the plants lining my path
Stepping inside and back to reality


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 31, 2005



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