Michael Philips

Rebirth - Poem by Michael Philips

He launched his coffee ground
bitter scowl at me as I walked
home from school every day,
careful not to step on his property.

In the end he chased people with a chainsaw,
someone hit him with a shovel,
held him down until the police arrived.

After six months of silence and weeds,
painters showed up and a moving van
arrived from somewhere far away

Comments about Rebirth by Michael Philips

  • (5/23/2005 10:29:00 PM)

    michael i read it three or four times, there is a message in there of a man who loses control of his emotions, while protecting his property
    which i can relate to, you could rework it the material for a poem is here
    and you would have the ability to rework it
    material is so importent for a poem

    Warm regards allan

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  • (5/23/2005 3:56:00 PM)

    a dog or a hound of a poem, is it a poem


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  • (5/23/2005 12:13:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this too..will have to read it again though, to get the full effect...well done (Report)Reply

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  • (5/23/2005 11:25:00 AM)

    Wow! I really like this one...and especially the 'coffee ground bitter scowl.' New poets should study the way you have described a crazy old (?) man who frighten children and then freak out. This is understated and says A LOT. Good work1


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, May 23, 2005

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