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Evolutionary Chart

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I.
The figures are evenly spaced like a police line-up,
unaware they will indeed be on trial
as they trudge towards a brighter tomorrow.
The first figure is hunched over,
fierce and afraid,
carrying a spear or a crucifix.
The final figure has
perfect posture and body weight,
He is carrying an umbrella

or a Wall Street Journal,
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Chuck Audette 02 January 2006

Wonderful poem/comment. There is a great short-short animation showing the evolution in progress, with man walking, getting straighter and straighter, and future man actually walking with an increasing backwards tilt. Well, I guess you had to see it ; -) p.s. I have a poorly received evolutionary poem as well ('an eye for and eye') . But it was written back when I was first evolving as a poet. ugh.

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Raynette Eitel 14 July 2005

And on the other hand, how comforted can the guy with the Wall Street Journal and unmbrella be when he considers his modeling contract may one day soon expire and he has no white candy heaven to count on? I really like this one. Good strong images. Raynette

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Uriah Hamilton 14 July 2005

A very clever poem, I really enjoyed it!

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