Laura G Sweeney

Nugatory - Poem by Laura G Sweeney

You find beauty in what life brings
Those nuggets, scraps, and other things
Walnuts rest on the floor
Un-devoured, saved once more

Seeds, nuts, and onions evoke the nugatory
Perhaps they belong to all that's allegory
Little objects lain upon the table to paint on canvas
Together with a few broken branches

We go on across the world in detours
To observe hidden things that to others are obscure
Most forget that the objects are miniature
And that they hold secrets that details procure

I was an Irishman who in 1849 crossed the sea
There were no more potatoes to sustain me
Thus I escaped to America to be free

May there be a society in which the poor
Gain power by taking the floor
With words of honesty and so much more

Topic(s) of this poem: ireland

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Irish travel

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 7, 2016

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