Joshua Giard


Observations - Poem by Joshua Giard

Exultations of joy never come from me
Excited eyes stare at me, but I peer back with shuttered contempt

I'm a shellfish surrounded by angels
and mandarins, and clowns, and butterflies
and sharks, ready to bite
and devour you without a second thought
They'll take you off your soapbox
and flip your silver tray, and
they'll take your place and smile their toothy smile
and the butterflies will cheer
and the clowns will cheer
and the mandarins will cheer
and the angels will cheer
But the shellfish won't cheer
because the shellfish knows
it's a shark eat shark world

Topic(s) of this poem: america, fish, politics

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Observations by Joshua Giard

  • Kelly Kurt (8/26/2015 10:25:00 PM)


    A wonderful poem, Joshua (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 27, 2015


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